Will a Humidifier Improve My Child’s Asthma Symptoms?

October 24, 2013

A well maintained whole house system that is set properly will keep the humidity levels at their optimum. Whole House Humidifier

Humidity is a measure of how much moisture is in the air. Ideally you want your homes humidity level to be between 30% and 50%. This can be measured using a device called a hygrometer. Too much moisture in the air and your house becomes a perfect home for mold and mildew as well as dust mites and bacteria. Too little and you have an ideal environment for the spread of viruses and can also contribute to respiratory ailments.

You can find small, table top humidifiers for sale at many retail chains and pharmacies. The problem with these is that they only have the capacity to humidify small areas and they must be cleaned daily to avoid bacteria growth. Left unattended, such as at night time, and it has the potential to add too much moisture to the air. There are larger, more expensive portable units but they are difficult to move around and noisy. Plus you must constantly check to make sure that the water reservoir is full.

Whole House Humidifier

A whole house humidifier will keep the entire house at its optimal level with just the setting of a dial. It pulls its own water from your plumbing system and relies on its furnace system for heating.  Installation is easy and practically no maintenance is required except a once-a-year check-up and system clean. If you or someone in your family suffers from any respiratory illness or disease, a whole house humidifier is the optimal way to keep them comfortable in every room of your home on a constant basis.

Asthma is an illness that affects the bodies airways. There are many triggers that can bring this on, but whatever the cause, once started the airways tighten and it becomes increasingly difficult for the person to breathe. They start to cough and wheeze. Mucous begins to build up in the airways thus preventing even more oxygen from getting to the lungs.  Panic may set in as the ability to breathe becomes more difficult. Recovering from an asthma attack may take hours and even require hospitalization. Preventing them from occurring is the best possible solution.

Cold, dry air can act as a trigger just as air that is warm and too moist also can bring on an attack. One of the best defenses is a living environment that maintains a consistent humidity and air temperature. The ability to control the settings on a whole house humidifier allows you to find the in home environment that is best suited for the entire families comfort.

Asthma is the most common respiratory ailment that affects children. Waking up to a wheezing child in the middle of the night is a scary experience for any parent. This is why a whole house humidifier is the better option. It is able to maintain the homes humidity at a consistent level. A well maintained whole house system that is set properly will keep the humidity levels at their optimum throughout the entire night and allow a good nights sleep for both children and parents.

Contact Scott-Lee Heating Today!

At Scott-Lee Heating Company, we offer a variety of humidifiers that suit your needs and budget. Contact us today to learn about Whole House, Bi-Pass and Lennox Powered Humidifiers. Call us at (314) 200-0788 for a free consultation.