We all know that when a member of your family has asthma you make all sorts of accommodations to manage the symptoms. One of the most important things to think about when considering asthma is the air your breath. There isn’t much you can do about the air outside, but you can control the quality of air on the inside and that starts with your HVAC System.
The condition of your air ducts is a major factor in having clean, breathable air. Your air ducts could be harboring harmful contaminants. Having your airducts cleaned every few years can help tremendously. This is especially helpful if you have pets, have undergone drywall work, or if you have an older home. Dust, mold, and pet hair are just some of the allergens that could be found in your ductwork that can trigger asthma attacks.
If mold in your airducts is an issue then you will need a more permanent solution, as opposed to just cleaning. If there is mold and it is a reoccurring problem you may need to replace the ductwork. Another solution is to disinfect the air as it flows through your HVAC system, with the installation of UV lights. They kill not only mold spores but also other germs like bacteria and viruses. The integration of UV lamps into your heating and cooling equipment may eliminate the need for other air-purifying appliances.