If your child is having a hard time breathing because of allergies and asthma, your heating and cooling system could be a part of a problem. If your house doesn't have air conditioning or if the house gets too dry in the winter, triggers for allergies and asthma develop.
Improving the air quality is a key to helping your child's breathing problems. You'll want to talk with a HVAC repair professional (such as one from American Independent Heating & Air Conditioning) about the following things, to help make the breathing conditions in your home more desirable.
Mold and mildew sports can trigger allergies and asthma problems. These can accumulate throughout the ventilation system in the home and throughout the living space because of condensation and moisture that occurs during hot weather. Central air conditioning helps prevent moisture in the air and condensation, and can help keep the temperature low to help prevent breathing problems. Central air is a great investment because it's a selling feature for your home in the future, and helps keeps everyone in the home comfortable.
The dry air in the winter can also cause a dry throat and dust in the air which can lead to difficulty breathing. A humidifier that attaches to the furnace or a separate machine that keeps the air moist in the winter can help prevent breathing and allergy problems, and it will keep the skin moist. The humidifier has its own humidistat to regulate the amount of moisture that will go in the air.
A lot of things can get trapped in the ducts over time, like insect droppings, fecal matter from pests, pollen, pet hair and dander, lint and more. These things get pushed into the air whenever you have air going through the ducts, and it keeps circulating around the home and causing breathing problems. Getting the ducts cleaned is going to help the air travel more easily around the house, and it's going to make the air a lot cleaner.
A child with a breathing problem needs to get treatment from a medical professional for their condition, but doing these things around your home can help eliminate triggers in the air that cause problems. Talk with the heating and cooling experts to see what needs to be updated around the space to make the air better, and ask about different air purification machines they can install to remove pollution in the air at your house.