Unsurprisingly, most young children find asthma attacks absolutely terrifying. Not only do asthma attacks cause quite a bit of a scare for children, but they also leave them deprived of sleep the following day. If you believe asthma attacks at night are the reason your child is always so tired, here are a few ways air conditioning can help to control these asthma attacks.
Filtering Allergens from the Air
The air within the average home is full of allergens, especially in the summer. Some of these allergens include pollen, dust mites, and mold. Unfortunately, these allergens are a major trigger for asthma attacks.
Fortunately, the filter of an air conditioning unit will help improve air quality in your home and prevent asthma attacks. The filter removes allergens from the air that passes through the unit. Replace the filter regularly so that allergens are removed from the air properly and efficiently.
Control Indoor Humidity
Not only can air conditioners help you control temperature, but they can also help you monitor indoor humidity. Children with asthma typically don’t respond well to high humidity environments because the humidity can cause the inflammation of air pathways. This inflammation restricts air passage, leading to asthma attacks.
Open the air conditioner a few hours before your child’s bedtime. Keep the air conditioner on throughout the night to control the humidity. Use a dehumidifier in conjunction with an air conditioning unit to keep indoor air humidity no higher than 50%.
If you want to learn more about the uses of air conditioning for controlling asthma attacks at night, contact us!