May is asthma awareness month
Asthma is a disorder that causes airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing, chest tightening and difficulty breathing. Over 25 million people in the United States suffer from Asthma, including 7 million children. May is the Environmental Protection Agency’s Asthma-Awareness month. While there is not a cure for asthma, many things can be done to help control it. One of the main components of controlling asthma is understanding what triggers an attack for each individual. Some common triggers include pests, pets, mold, smoke, dust mites, chemical irritants and outdoor air pollution. Here in the El Paso and Las Cruces areas, our high winds frequently stir up dust and other allergens that can irritate asthmatics. A doctor can help you identify which triggers agitate your asthma, and you can develop a plan to control as many triggers as possible within your home. If you or a family member suffers from severe asthma, you may want to consider installing a special HEPA filter that’s designed to catch more allergens and particles than a regular filter. Refrigerated air systems can provide many benefits for those with asthma. Unlike evaporative coolers, refrigerated air systems don’t just recycle humid air throughout the home. Humidity from swamp coolers often times creates good growing environments for mold and other allergens. If you are interested in learning more about how to improve your home for those in your family that have asthma, you can find more information athttp://www.epa.gov/asthma/index.html. Call our office at (915) 585-0909 to receive a free estimate for a refrigerated air conversion.