Tolleson, Arizona, is a great place to live thanks in part to nearby entertainment options from Camelback Ranch to the Brass Armadillo Antique Mall. If you or a loved one have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, though, you know how quickly it can put a stop to the fun. Shortness of breath and fatigue are just two symptoms of COPD that greatly reduce a person’s quality of life. Fortunately, you can take steps to improve your home’s air quality and help reduce the symptoms of COPD.
Temperature and Humidity Makes Breathing Difficult
Extreme temperatures and high humidity can make breathing particularly difficult for people with COPD. Modern HVAC systems efficiently and reliably cool air in the summer to reduce humidity. And you can increase humidity in the winter with a whole-home humidifier. Maintaining a moderate temperature and humidity of around 40 percent will provide relief to people with COPD.
Common Dust Can Trigger Inflammation
Dust naturally collects even in the cleanest of homes. Most of the dust in your home follows you from the outside and includes dirt from shoes and particles like pollen. Dust also includes fibers from your carpets, clothes, and dander from pets. Therefore, it’s important to clean and dust your home often. Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. As a result, you’ll remove the tiniest of irritants that cause inflammation and aggravate a person’s COPD symptoms.
Poorly Maintained HVAC Systems Spread Irritants
Walking around your home will stir up airborne particles that can worsen COPD symptoms. Your HVAC system can help trap airborne particles as long as you regularly change its filters. Mark a reminder on your calendar to change your filters regularly and arrange for professional cleaning of your ductwork.
Call El Indio AC today at 623-253-9220 to discuss HVAC services that can improve your air quality and reduce the COPD symptoms of loved ones. We’re standing by to help you live a healthier life at home.