You and REAL can do something to combat asthma in an air-conditioned environment this summer!
If your child is battling asthmatic symptoms, call us at REAL Refrigeration to check your air conditioning system.
Investing in regular maintenance can go a long way towards the health and happiness of asthmatics. Don’t let your air conditioner be a cause of asthma in the home. By keeping it clean and well-maintained, you’ll reduce the risk children being exposed to these triggers. Read about the advanced Mitsubishi Air Cleaning System and How Important is Maintenance
There are many other things you can do like avoiding the use of aerosol sprays, toxic cleaning products and room deodorisers, while also dusting weekly and removing animal allergens. If you’re looking for advice, talk to REAL Refrigeration’s team of indoor air experts.
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DID YOU KNOW
- 1 in 9 Australians have asthma that’s around 2.5 million. It’s more common in males aged 0–14, but among those aged 15 and over, asthma is more common in females.
- The rate of asthma among Indigenous Australians is almost twice as high as that of non-Indigenous Australians. This is even more marked in the older adult age group.
- The prevalence of asthma is significantly higher in people living in inner regional areas compared with people living in major cities or outer regional and remote areas. Asthma causes the sufferer’s airways to swell up, tighten or produce too much mucus. Indoor air is one of the main culprits, triggered via irritants and allergens. The air temperature also makes a big difference. If they’re breathing in cooler air at night in an air-conditioned bedroom, this may cause heat loss in the airways. Moisture loss is another trigger for asthmatics.
- No matter what type of air conditioning system you use, ongoing maintenance and care is critical. This will achieve adequate air flow, proper filtration, and humidity control – all factors that create a healthy indoor air environment. By having your system checked regularly, you’ll avoid any operating issues that lead to tarnished air. It’s a smart idea to invest in system check-ups every six months, or at the start of each season.
- Only 20% of people aged 15 and over have a written asthma action plan. 41% of children (under 15) have an asthma action plan. Everyone with asthma should have a written asthma action plan.
- Changes of temperature and weather can be a trigger for people with asthma. Be aware of change of climate and/or temperature if you’re planning to go on a holiday. If you know that certain weather affects your asthma, you may need to increase your medicine during that time.