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How to Make the Air Quality in Your Home Better for Allergy or Asthma Sufferers

Whether you suffer from allergies due to house dust or have been a life-long asthma sufferer, you know instantly when the air in the room you’re occupying has become polluted. Whether that’s kicking up dust when vacuuming the carpets too infrequently or getting a physical reaction in your throat from certain foods that causes throat irritation triggering your asthma, it’s always unpleasant.

You cannot fix the air quality in outside venues that you visit – you’ll just have to choose wisely on that score. But there are certain things you can do about the air quality in your own home that will make a meaningful difference to your life when you’re indoors such as installing a heat recovery ventilation system.

What is a Heat Recovery Ventilation System?

A heat recovery ventilation system, like those sold and installed by BPC Ventilation, is intended to solve a number of problems with heat and air quality. The system itself is fairly simple. It comprises a single heat recovery unit and the ducting which extends from the unit out to every room in the home.

The system works by extracting warm air from the rooms. It screens for pollutants and filters it, while retaining the heat from the air itself. Fresh air is pulled in from outside the property and filtered for pollutants too. The recovered heat is then applied to the fresh air and this is then re-distributed through the home.

Heating and Condensation

There are a number of benefits derived when buying a heat recovery system and having it professionally installed. If you’re sensitive to getting chesty coughs or the common cold due to condensation build up or dampness, then the removal of condensation through the ducting resolves many of these associated issues in the winter and spring time especially. This is good news if you lose time off work due to respiratory illnesses or it affects your productivity when you’re sick.

From a heating cost standpoint, the redistribution of warm air throughout the home helps to spread the heating from one room into other rooms in the home. It reduces the cost of keeping the home warm and lowers the carbon footprint too. Also, the air redistribution lessens the instance of damp build-up in extraneous rooms that get less regular use.

Other Effective Ways to Reduce Allergy or Asthma Problems

Cleaning the home regularly avoids a dust accumulation that can cause sneezing. Dust mites are usually the cause of allergic reactions. When cleaning more frequently, it helps avoid a problem flareup where your respiratory system gets overwhelmed.

If you find running the vacuum is ground zero for the problem happening, then you might wish to consider getting a robotic vacuum cleaner. This type of product can be programmed to clean in the morning while you’re at work which allows plenty of time for any kicked-up dust particles to resettle. By the time you get home, the air is cleaner both for this reason and due to the ventilation system working its magic too.

It might also be a good idea to get yourself tested for allergies. This way, you can determine the exact allergies you have allowing you to adjust your life to mitigate or manage them better. Then, once you get the heat recovery ventilation system, your troubles should be over.