Asthma is a very common medical condition that affects millions of Americans and the number of sufferers is growing. Finding a way to reduce symptoms takes a lot of effort, and it starts at home. If you or a family member has asthma, there are many steps you can take to reduce your symptoms, and the air conditioner can help! Your air conditioning system not only keeps your home cool and comfortable during the summer, but it could also help alleviate asthma symptoms in two ways:
- Removing Irritants: Central air conditioners pull air from the home into the ventilation system and after it has been cooled it is pushed back out into the rooms. As heat is removed from the air, another part of the air conditioner is removing potential irritants from the air you breathe. The air filter located near the circulation fan is capable to trapping pollen, mold, dust, and many other particles that may irritate your symptoms. Stay on top of your regular filter changes or maybe even consider an upgrade to a high efficiency filter for even better results.
- Removing Humidity: As air passes through the unit, humidity must be removed before the air can be effectively cooled. The high humidity of Chicago summers can have your asthma symptoms in overdrive, but a fully functional, properly sized and installed air conditioner could be just what you need to eliminate the humidity. Keep the unit on all summer for consistent humidity removal.
Air Conditioner Repair
Since the air conditioner could do so much for your asthma symptoms, it is very important that the unit is working properly. Hot and humid summer days are a common time for an air conditioner to break, but when you have Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning on your side, you don’t have to sweat the breakdowns. We are there for you 24 hours a day, and we give priority to those customers that have medical conditions that put them at risk. So trust your air conditioner to Four Seasons, and start taking steps towards minimizing your asthma symptoms today!