There is often plenty of media discussion regarding the quality of our outdoor air, but little is addressed that has to do with the quality of the air inside our homes. In fact, according to a recent survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, only nine percent of people in the United States consider indoor air quality to be a threat to their health.
The harsh reality, however, is that indoor air quality is likely more of a threat to your health than that of the great outdoors. This is mainly because people spend so much time in their homes, especially during cold months and extremely hot months. Compromised air quality in your home can easily trigger more severe symptoms of allergies, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses – even coronavirus and influenza.
Signs Your Solano HVAC System may be Making You Sick
If you’re not sure whether your indoor air is contributing to symptoms of illnesses, ask yourself:
- Do you feel better when you’re not at home?
- Do you notice that your home always seems dusty?
- Do you often feel sluggish at home?
- Are you frequently coughing or sneezing at home?
- Do you notice a stale or musty smell when your HVAC turns on?
- Do you suffer from frequent headaches, runny nose, or sore throat at home?
You may want to keep notes and document when you feel any of the above symptoms. In doing so, if you realize that you often have a cough at home but not at work, it could be a sign that your HVAC system is circulating contaminated air throughout your home.
What to Do if You Think Your Napa HVAC System is to Blame
More than anything else, preventative maintenance helps your system perform at its best for the longest time possible. Having our experts come out twice per year in the spring and fall will ensure that there are no hidden problems with your system – problems which, if not corrected right away, could cause several expensive issues for you. From poor indoor air quality to inefficient performance to premature breakdowns, issues that arise from a failure to keep your unit properly maintained always end up costing the homeowner more money – and more misery – in the long run.
A-1 Guaranteed experts can help you with everything from finding the best filters for your system to emergency HVAC repairs in Solano and the surrounding areas. A system that circulates contaminated air throughout your home can bring about significant issues by taking mold, bacteria, viruses, dust, and dirt out of your indoor air, only to blow it back through your home.
If you suspect that your system needs a maintenance check-up or you feel like you’re always sick at home, contact us right away and let us help you get to the root of the issue so you can remedy your symptoms and breathe healthier, cleaner air in your home year round.