Keeping your little one safe and comfortable in your Lake City, Georgia home is essential to their happiness and your sanity. Unfortunately, if your child suffers from eczema, creating that comfort can be even more important and more difficult to maintain. What you may not know is that your HVAC system could be partly responsible for triggering your child’s eczema. Here are the following issues you should be aware of:

Inconsistent Humidity Levels

Humidity in your home plays a crucial role in triggering your child’s eczema. When humidity is too low, their skin can become dry and even more irritated. On the other hand, humidity levels that are too high can increase sweating. Using a humidifier or dehumidifier can help you maintain proper humidity levels and provide the optimal level of moisture for your child’s comfort.

Built Up Allergens

The indoor air in your home can be full of dust, dirt, pollen, dust mites, and other allergens that can all act as triggers for your child’s eczema. Your HVAC system can be used to help remove these contaminants and improve the quality of your indoor air. It works by trapping particles to prevent them from recirculating and by providing consistent airflow to prevent large amounts of dust from settling throughout your home.

Unfortunately, when your HVAC system is not properly maintained, this buildup of debris and allergens can worsen, increasing your child’s symptoms. To help reduce the number of eczema triggers in your home, be sure to keep the filter clean and change it regularly, keep ductwork free of buildup, maintain a consistent airflow, and schedule regular maintenance to keep the rest of your system clean.

Help reduce the number of eczema triggers in your home by keeping a consistent temperature and humidity level and scheduling regular maintenance. Contact our HVAC experts at Corbin Comfort Systems at 404-461-9796 today to schedule your HVAC maintenance appointment.

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