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Control Allergies and Asthma With Just a Few Simple Steps

While you can’t control the fact that you have allergies or asthma, you can control how you let them affect your life by controlling the air quality in your home. These three simple tips can help you keep the air in your home safe and clean, reducing allergy and asthma flare-ups.

Stop it at the sourceControl Allergies and Asthma With Just a Few Simple Steps

Remove all sources of air pollution from your home. Old asbestos, gas stoves, heaters, tobacco smoke, and even pesticides can aggravate asthma or trigger allergy symptoms. Whenever possible, remove the offending item completely.

Take care to thoroughly clean and remove all biological pollutants like mold, mildew, and pests. Prevent their growth by repairing leaks and broken pipes promptly.

Improve ventilation

Old heating and cooling systems may improperly vent back into your home, making it difficult to control allergies and asthma. These units should be professionally repaired or replaced. When generating indoor pollution, such as when you are painting or heating with a kerosene heater, open windows and doors to increase your outdoor ventilation rate.

Clean the air

Depending on the strength of the pollutant source, an indoor air cleaner can help increase the air quality of your home. However, air cleaners can only do so much, and work best after you have worked to remove all possible sources of indoor pollution.

Whole home air filtration systems are the most effective way of cleaning your home’s air. These systems use high quality filters to remove all types of air contamination. Using a whole home air filtration system keeps the air in your home free from dust, pollen, mold spores, bacteria, viruses, odors, chemical vapors, and other allergens, pollutants, and irritants.

For more information on how control allergies and asthma in your home, and for all of your HVAC, refrigeration, and electrical needs, contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company today. We’ve served the Yuma area with trustworthy, reliable service since 1952.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Yuma, Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about allergies and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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