It starts and ends with my indoor air quality, and the only way to ensure that is by having a good and clean HVAC system.
As a kid always interested in being a hockey player, one of the last things I wanted to hear from my doctor at eight years old was that I had asthma. He didn’t just give me a diagnosis, but also recommended to my mother that I avoid overly strenuous activity to avoid the risks of a respiratory attack. That was the end of my hopes and dreams of being active in sports beyond playing with my friends in the backyard. Even then my mother tried to hover over me like a helicopter parent. She didn’t want something bad to happen to me either under her watch or in the times when she couldn’t be near me while I was at school or playing over at friends’ houses. I didn’t want my asthma to hold me back in any serious way, but that was hard to avoid when any strenuous activity would bring it out in full force. I remember a hectic game of two-hand-touch football that left me breathless for several moments before I could manage to claw my rescue inhaler out of my front jeans pocket. That was a scary situation, but I thankfully haven’t had too many like it in the years since. I try to be proactive about my respiratory health and any preventable triggers. It starts and ends with my indoor air quality, and the only way to ensure that is by having a good and clean HVAC system. Aside from having it cleaned regularly, I also only use the special allergen filters for my heating and cooling system. They filter out to a smaller micron size, effectively collecting microparticles that would otherwise pass through a cheaper filter. That keeps less particulates from collecting in your air conditioner and blowing throughout your house.