We love our sultry summers and mild winters here in Hammond, LA, but our muggy climate and high pollen counts can wreak havoc with family members who suffer from asthma or similar conditions. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot we can do about the weather around here. There is, however, quite a bit we can do about making your home healthier and happier if you or another family member suffers from asthma. With timely cleaning sessions, as well as judicious upgrades, you can help reduce the frequency of asthma attacks among vulnerable residents in your home and raise the indoor air quality.
Duct Cleaning and Sealing Make Good Starts
If you have a forced-air furnace or air conditioner, you rely on a system of ducts to carry the heated or cooled air through your home. Over time, dust and dirt can build up in those ducts, which we get blown through your whole house every time you turn on the air. The same thing can happen if there’s a breach in the ducts. The suction from your HVAC system can pull dust into your ducts, which usually accumulates in the crawlspaces and other areas around the duct system. A trained technician can conduct duct cleaning services for you, or seal that duct breach if that’s what you need.
Augment Maintenance With Regular Filter Changes
Every HVAC system comes with an air filter, designed to screen out dust, pet dander, and other contaminants in the air. You can help it out be replacing it or cleaning it one a month. Look for more efficient air filters: anything with a high MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rating. In addition, be sure to schedule regular maintenance sessions from a trained professional. Among their other benefits, maintenance benefits clean the dust and dirt off of the system, preventing it from circulating in your home.
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