If you are a parent of a child with asthma and are living near Baton Rouge, LA then you already know how the climate can trigger your child’s breathing problems. Although you can’t control asthma triggers outside of your house, you can address them inside your home by taking the following three steps.
Have the Quality of Your Home Air Checked
You can’t fix a problem that you don’t know you have. One of the first steps to take to ensure your home is safer for your child is to have the air quality checked by a professional. The air quality of a typical home can be checked in about 30 minutes. Armed with the results of your air quality check, a professional can recommend a variety of solutions.
Add a Whole Home Dehumidifier
Humidity in a home with a child asthmatic should be kept between 30 and 60 percent. Humidity over 60 percent can contribute to biological growth, and higher levels of humidity can encourage dust mites. Because high humidity can contribute to asthma triggers, the addition of a whole-home dehumidifier can be an effective means of reducing moisture inside your house, thereby reducing the presence of potentially dangerous asthma triggers.
Replace and Upgrade Your Air Filters
When dislodged from carpet, pollen, pet dander, and other allergens can move easily throughout your home on air currents created by your HVAC system. By regularly replacing the filters in your HVAC system, you will help capture and hold these particles. This routine maintenance improves air quality and helps your unit work more efficiently. You can also consider upgrading your filters, but don’t upgrade filters without consulting an HVAC professional. Certain filters can make your HVAC system work harder and less efficiently.
Managing your child’s asthma can be a challenge, but we’re here to help you. Contact us today at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Baton Rouge, (225) 320-4162 to discuss how we can improve your home air quality.