Have you ever heard about indoor air quality being worse than the air outside? We did. We also did something about it when we had a child that was greatly suffering from asthma symptoms. I was online looking for help with indoor air quality control when I found the website at http://www.foxvalleyenvironmental.com. We had a home audit done for our insulation, and we had the attic sealed off from the living space bellow. Air was traveling down from the attic through the walls and into the living space below. The bad air would build up with the doors and windows closed.
We took these steps and some others to improve the indoor air quality of our home. I even noticed a difference. I no longer needed the nose spray I was using for the stuffy nose and allergies that got really bad in the winter. Since mine got worse being cooped up indoors, I figured it was because of air inside the house. I am okay outside in the summer. I do get a little hayfever in the spring though. I am pleased with the results of not only the indoor air quality now but also the extra insulation we had added. It has reduced the costs for heating and cooling our home.
Having our child experience a lot fewer symptoms of asthma is very promising. It makes the upgrades and changes very worthwhile. He now only has trouble in other buildings that have bad indoor air. He gets symptoms at school, but then he is much better after an hour or so of being home. We cannot change the world to help him breathe better, but we can do something about his home. The changes we made make it so we are not up all night with him and asthma attacks anymore. That is very helpful to all of us.