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The Link Between Asthma & Indoor Air Quality

June 6, 2022


Is Your Home Working For You or Against You?

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, more than 25 million people in the US have asthma, which equates to roughly 1 in every 13 people. It is also the most common chronic condition among children and impacts approximately 6.1 million children under the age of 18

Asthma occurs when a person’s airway becomes narrow and inflamed. Mucus builds up in the airway and makes it difficult for the person to breathe. Asthma is a disruptive, frightening condition that can become life threatening in the most serious cases. There are, however, ways to help minimize your symptoms and prevent asthma from interfering with your day-to-day life. Considering how much time we spend indoors, one of the best strategies for alleviating asthma symptoms is treating your indoor air quality (IAQ).

An Organic, Natural Solution That Works Wonders

When people suffer from asthma or allergies, most will inevitably go to the doctor. While we by no means are discouraging people from visiting their health care professionals and seeking medical care, we want you to know about another effective approach—one that is natural and can prove very effective.

Some of the most common asthma triggers include secondhand smoke, pet dander, pollen, dust mites, mold and cleaning products. These are the same pollutants that indoor air quality systems are designed to attack. With the right air purifier, high-MERV filter, UV lamp or other filtration system, you can remove the contaminants that trigger asthma symptoms. IAQ systems go straight to the source to purify and decontaminate your air. Not only does this approach offer a natural solution, it can also help you save money over time. Even if you incorporate medication and an IAQ system into your treatment plan, you can most likely reduce your medication and feel better for every minute you’re home since the air you’re breathing in will be cleaner. Of course, you should consult your doctor before making any adjustments to your medications.

Make IAQ Part of Your Asthma Action Plan 

We all know it’s better to consume natural, organic foods rather than processed foods. So why not take the same approach with your indoor air? While you can’t control the outdoor air or the air at your workplace, you can certainly control your home’s indoor air. Don’t let asthma dictate your life and influence how you feel at home. We provide a wide range of IAQ solutions and will work with you to build an effective, long-term treatment plan for lasting relief.

To learn more about our indoor air quality services in the Palm Desert and surrounding Southern California areas, contact us online or call Timo’s Air Conditioning & Heating at 760.475.9542 today.

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