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What’s the Best Indoor Temperature for Asthma Sufferers?

July 24th, 2020 | Indoor Air Quality IAQ

People that suffer from allergies know how difficult it can be to manage their breathing when they must deal with extreme temperatures. Many people with asthma don’t consider extreme to mean the same thing as those without asthma however and if you have recently been diagnosed, or an immediate family member has been, one thing you can do to reduce asthma attacks in monitor the temperature in your home. If your AC company installed a digital thermostat with your central air, temperature monitoring is easier than ever, and you can keep your AC on a schedule according to what’s best for you.

What Temperature is Best?

Doctors tend to agree that breathing super cold, humid, or very hot air is terrible for people that suffer from asthma. The best temperature to keep your air conditioning set to is around 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. When you are sleeping, the temperatures should be turned down to 65 degrees for optimal ease of breathing.

When the air is too cold, viruses can thrive which can also trigger asthmatic symptoms. Cold air can also restrict the airways making it more difficult to breathe and cause wheezing, coughing tightness, and shortness of breath. When the air is too humid and hot, mold and dust mites can be plentiful which ruins the air quality and make it difficult to breathe. Mold can also trigger illnesses that can make people with asthma very sick and possibly lead to death.

How Can Central AC Help?

Central HVAC units not only control the temperature, but also the humidity levels in your home. Your AC company can install digital thermostats that allow you to program the temperature on a schedule. The Air conditioning can be at 70 degrees during the day and automatically adjust down to 65 degrees around bedtime.

If you’re in need of an AC company to give you an estimate on central air installation, call AirMax at 843-595-8273.


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