Though I live in an apt, which has no attic nor basement, in Florida. Recently, I bought a new, updated extra large Honeywell HEPA air cleaning machine. The unit is off the floor, on top of flat box, to help the unit clean the air in my room. Its quiet, this HEAPA unit has 4 settings, more quiet running than older Honeywell units. Even though it Nov. 2021 - here in Orlando, FL its warm,, with cold weather front coming down this weekend. I don't run the HEPA air filter machine when its cooler...
My location Orlando, FL , January '2022 - in the local weather news - tree pollen is in 9.0 red zone outside. Inside I've experienced asthma attacks, sneezing, running nose, etc. I made sure to run my hepa air filters having new pre-charcoal filters, new air filter on the heat/A/C filter, though I don't use A/C nor heat during Dec - March & maybe April in my apt. The A/C helps during the spring, summer & fall in Central FL. Vacuum my bed, clean the carpet in bedroom, wash pillow...
@Whippetartist - those are all great ways to help improve your indoor air quality and reduce your exposure to triggers. AAFA has a great checklist and interactive tool that has tips by room - https://aafa.org/healthyhome
This is awesome information that we can hand out to our clients from a credible source. My husband and I operate an air duct cleaning business. We live in Michigan, so we get a lot of humidity and people often forget to turn their humidifier off after the winter. We have witnessed black mold and very poor indoor air quality in the majority of homes here. Our main goal is to help improve indoor air quality and raise awareness. Thank you for writing this article.
Welcome to the AAFA community @Amberlee84 . You may also be interested in 3 Ways Humidity Affects Asthma . Would you consider starting a new topic about using your HVAC to manage Asthma triggers? That would be a fine addition to the Asthma Support forum.
Absolutely love the graphs/charts! Living in Michigan the pollen here is an astronomic amount. Once again, we bring allergens in if we open a door to our home or it can be on our clothes and recirculated in our HVAC systems. Everyone waits for Spring here in Michigan, but along with climate change comes allergies.
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