HVAC Sick Symptoms and How to Avoid Them
Yes, HVAC can definitely make you sick. If you feel cold, weak, and pale, if you have headaches and dizziness, if your skin is dry, if you suddenly feel the urge to go outside to breathe fresh air and feel the sun on your face, you may be experiencing an HVAC sickness. It is important to remember that it isn’t HVAC that makes you sick but pathogens inside the ducts. You can easily avoid all those symptoms. You just have to follow a few simple rules.
How to avoid HVAC sickness?
What can you do?
1. Clean your house – top to bottom
Dust and debris are everywhere, and they can easily find their way into air vents. To prevent dust from building up in the HVAC system, you should vacuum and dust regularly. Preferably do it twice a week.
2. Wash your linens and drapes at least once a month.
You will be surprised how much dust and dust mites can collect inside of them over time.
HVAC can dry out the air, so a humidifier is a necessity. The bonus is – you can also buy some essential oils so your home will smell yummy.
What can others do?
You will be surprised what you can find in ducts, from usual stuff such as dust and debris to small animals – spiders, bugs, rodents to most unusual things such as rings, bottle caps, keys, and toys. A professional HVAC technician will clean that all and restore your air ducts. After a thorough cleaning, you won’t have to be worried about your health anymore.