Got asthma? You’re not alone—over 26 million Americans suffer from the chronic respiratory condition, experiencing unpleasant symptoms like wheezing and other breathing difficulties. Cooper Mechanical’s go-to expert, the Coop, is here to give you all the facts on how to beat asthma symptoms with a few simple changes to your home.

As you might have become uncomfortably aware during this pollen-heavy spring and summer, warmer weather often brings on worsening asthma symptoms. Summer is supposed to be when you enjoy your time outdoors, but you find yourself hiding inside from the terrible air quality index. And even being indoors doesn’t seem to offer much relief. What’s the deal?

Well, it could be your indoor air that’s causing you so much trouble. You might not know it, but contaminated indoor air is a notable risk to your respiratory health. Think about it: mold spores, pet dander, household cleaning chemicals, dust mites…with all of those particles floating around, and no proper filtration system to take care of them, you’re setting yourself up for a serious soup of indoor pollution, which can aggravate your asthma and prevent you from enjoying your air conditioning in the summer.

“But Coop,” you might be saying, “doesn’t my air conditioner take care of all that?”

Good question. My answer? It’s up to you. Cooper Mechanical can help.

Your standard air conditioning unit or central air system helps only marginally with indoor air quality. For real relief from indoor pollutants, you need an air purification system or HEPA filter installed with your climate control system. Luckily, protecting yourself from indoor air pollution is easy with the help of the HVAC experts at Cooper Mechanical. At Cooper, we offer air purification solutions customized to the size of your home, your budget and the type of pollution you’re at risk for. We can install the correct air filter or purifier for your air conditioning units and central air systems, and we’ll always return for maintenance and repairs to keep everything running smoothly.

Cooper only uses the best of the best in any air purification system installation—for example, the REME In-Duct Air Purifier from RGF. This high-tech cell uses electromagnetic energy to convert air particles into a “friendly oxidizer” plasma. The plasma poses zero threat to your health, but you can say goodbye to 99% of the bacteria, viruses and mold spores that are polluting your indoor air. The REME In-Duct Air Purifier also destroys 85% of gases and odors.

Another air purification system that we love at Cooper Mechanical is Aprilaire’s line of filtration systems. If you want full control over when you filtration system kicks in, Aprilaire is for you. At the touch of a button, the filtration system shuts on and off, saving you energy costs. Aprilaire has a solution for all levels of asthma severity and indoor pollution, and Cooper Mechanical can help you choose the right one.

Don’t wait to take on indoor pollutants—you deserve to breathe freely. Call Cooper Mechanical at 610-847-2441 to get started.

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