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Prevent Asthma Attacks with Indoor Air Quality Products

Riverside, CA is a great community to live and raise a family in, but the high levels of dust in our air can wreak havoc for people suffering from asthma. Pollen, too, can be a big issue for asthma sufferers, especially in the spring when local plants are in bloom. You can help cut down on asthma attacks and keep asthmatic family members breathing more easily with the installation of some first-rate indoor air quality products. We’re provided a brief description of some of the more popular options for you to consider.

Air Filters

A good air filter is the least expensive option for you to consider, and yet can be surprisingly effective with a little planning and care. You should replace your filters as often as possible – once a month ideally, but as part of a semi-annual maintenance session from a trained technician at the very worst. In addition, look for filters with a high MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rating, which screen particles better than filters with a lower MERV rating.

UV Air Scrubbers

Biological contaminants can wreak havoc with asthma sufferers, which is why a UV air scrubber makes so much sense. It uses ultraviolet lights placed in a strategic location in your ducts to screen the air moving through as part of your heating or air conditioning cycle. UV light at this level is harmless to humans and pets, but lethal to germs and bacteria, helping your home breathe a little easier as a result.

Duct Sealing and Cleaning Services

This is less of a product than a service, but if your ducts haven’t been cleaned in a while or a breach has opened up somewhere in the system, it will pull dust through it into your entire house. Correct the issue with a timely visit from a trained technician.

Call the pros at Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air for more help on reducing the frequency of asthma attacks.

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