Happy Halloween! If ghosts, ghouls and other spooky spirits haven’t rendered you scared today, these HVAC horrors that can plague your home comfort system should.
1. Legionnaires’ Disease
Legionnaires’ disease is a type of pneumonia caused by Legionella bacteria. Symptoms can include a cough, fever, chills shortness of breath, headaches and even death in those with weakened immune systems. As if these symptoms aren’t scary enough, Legionnaires’ disease breakouts can be directly linked with HVAC systems. In fact, more than 100 New Yorkers caught Legionnaires’ disease from their buildings’ air conditioning this summer. Fortunately, maintaining your HVAC system is an easy way to halt the growth of the Legionnaires’ disease bacteria.
2. Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
Have you ever heard of VOCs? These carbon-based chemicals are found in a slew of household products and items you likely use on a daily basis. Exposure to VOCs can cause scary symptoms like headaches, nausea, vomiting, and even central nervous system damage and cancer in serious cases. Luckily, there are lots of ways you can reduce VOCs in your home. Routine maintenance is an easy way to keep your HVAC system is working efficiently and can ensure your home maintains good indoor air quality.
3. Poor Indoor Air Quality
Poor indoor air quality might be one of the scariest HVAC horrors around — especially considering exposure to poor IAQ can cause immediate effects like headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. When it comes to protecting you and your loved ones from indoor air pollution, your HVAC system can either help or hurt you. Make sure your heating and cooling system doesn’t become an HVAC horror by scheduling regular maintenance appointments.
Central Florida Air Conditioning Maintenance
Don’t let these HVAC horrors turn your home into a spooky sanctuary. Keep your air conditioning and heating systems in superior shape with the professionals at Energy Air. We offer an extensive list of high-quality HVAC products and services designed to keep you comfortable and safe year-round. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services, or schedule a service appointment online.