Asthma can be a terrifying condition as it severely restricts your ability to breathe freely. Attacks can occur suddenly, can potentially be fatal, and can limit your life. This article can help you understand why asthma attacks happen inside your home, and why it is extremely important for the health of the asthmatic, as well as the other family members, to have your heating and air conditioning ducts professionally cleaned each year.
Being the parent of a child with asthma can be very scary. Watching your little one struggle to breathe by no fault of their own can send a sense of panic, dread, and helplessness to you.
It is important that you keep your home and work environment clean if you have asthma. Dust and germs can worsen your asthma symptoms, which can cut off oxygen to your lungs. Because dust accumulates rather quickly, it is recommended that you dust your furniture and appliances at least once a week.
It is important to always breathe fresh, clean air when you have asthma. If you have been diagnosed with asthma, you need to remain constantly aware of certain environmental elements that can cause attacks and flare-ups. Stay away from strong odors such as perfumes, very cloying flowers, potpourri, air fresheners, and so on. You should especially stay away from tobacco smoke. Don’t allow people to smoke around you or in and around your home/vehicle. Animal dander, mold and other common irritants often trigger attacks, but can be treated with special prescriptions or even over-the-counter drugs.
You may be able to prevent most attacks by keeping your HVAC ductwork clean. Professional duct cleaning is highly advisable for all households either once every year or every two years; however, if you have a family member suffering form asthma or any other form of respiratory illness it is strongly recommended to have your ductwork cleaned at a minimum of once per year. Performing routine cleaning on your HVAC ducts will significantly reduce the allergens and contaminants being released and circulated into the home environment.
Like we said, being an asthma sufferer or being the parent of a child with asthma can be a very scary thing. As a parent, it can be hard to watch your child gasping for air, and knowing there is not much you can do to help them. Hopefully, this article has brought more awareness to the importance of maintaining a healthier living environment for asthma sufferers and the entire family by simply keeping the ducts in your home clean.
For San Francisco HVAC service, repairs or additional information on duct cleaning in San Francisco contact Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning at (650) 758-4900 or visit our website at http://www.OrtizHeatingAC.com.