There are over 25 million people suffering from asthma in the US. 7 million of those people are children. These are figures released by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). The foundation further found that more than half the population of the US is exposed to one or more allergens daily.
Many people think that the indoor environment is the safest place to be to avoid exposure to allergens. Nothing could be further from the truth. According to the Environment Protection Agency, indoor air is more polluted than air in the external environment. Indoor air carries significantly higher levels of allergens and irritants.
Irritants and allergens in the indoor air play a significant role in triggering asthma attacks and allergic reactions. They can make the symptoms of asthma worse. They can also worsen other allergic reactions. Ensuring minimal exposure to allergens is a requirement for treatment of allergies and asthma.
How EZ Breathe Can Help
EZ Breathe is a whole home ventilation system. It is effective in reducing the stack effect in the home as well as ensuring that pollutants are expelled out of the home.
Unlike other ventilation systems, it circulates air from the interior of the home to the exterior environment. Pollutants, irritants and allergens within the internal environment of your home are expelled along with stale and humid air. Fresh air from the outdoors is pumped into the home.
This system ensures the entire home is filled with fresh air because it works to ventilate the entire home. You can therefore be sure that all rooms in your home will be allergen and pollutant free.
Allergens and Irritants in Your Home
There are many allergens and irritants in your home that air conditioners and other HVAC systems can’t deal with adequately. These include:
- Molds and mildew: Spores can easily pass through air conditioner and HVAC filters. These airborne pollutants are well known allergens that thrive in moist environments. Expelling polluted air out of the home is the best way to deal with these allergens.
- Household chemicals: There are various chemical irritants in household products that are known to trigger asthma and other allergic reactions. Air conditioner and HVAC filters are only effective against particulates. They are therefore ineffective against these pollutants. Only EZ breathe can adequately protect your home.
- Dust mites: Like mold spores, dust mites are allergens that are known to cause allergic reactions. They also exacerbate asthma.
- Nitrogen dioxide: This odorless, colorless and tasteless gas is produced during cooking and in fireplaces. It is an irritant to the eyes, throat and nose. Inhaling high volumes can trigger asthma.