3 Top Reasons Kids May Wake Up Feeling Congested

In Palm Desert, California, homeowners take advantage of sunny days year-round. However, when it doesn’t rain, it’s easier for dust and other allergens to enter your home, causing breathing difficulties, including morning congestion. Here are a few reasons kids wake up congested and some solutions to help families get rid of congestion.

Dry Air

The naturally dry air that is common in Palm Desert dries out even more when you run your air conditioner or the heater. Breathing in this dry air at night can cause congestion and a sore throat. Installing an electrode humidifier in your home is an ideal solution. An electrode humidifier can regulate the humidity levels in your home, preventing the air from becoming too dry while also keeping moisture at a reasonable amount.


Dust, dander, and other air impurities can impact your kids’ health even if they don’t have any allergies. These impurities can cause irritation and congestion, especially when breathed in at night. Regular vacuuming, mopping, and dusting may not be enough to eliminate the microscopic particles that can cause your loved ones to wake up with congestion. Installing an air scrubber in your home is a surefire way to remove as many irritants and allergens as possible.

Dirty Air Ducts

An HVAC system with dirty air ducts is one of the biggest causes of morning congestion. Dirty air ducts cause your HVAC system to circulate dust, dander, pollen, and other irritants throughout your home. It’s necessary to have an HVAC professional clean your system’s air ducts on a regular basis. A professional will inspect your system for problems like excess moisture, leaks, or loose connections, and then remove all contaminants to make sure your system is safe and efficient.

At Palm Desert Air Conditioning and Heating Co., our team of experts is here to help you improve your home’s air quality. Call us today at 760-610-0297 to schedule an air duct cleaning and inspection.

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