Can the HVAC Make Me Sick?

There is an ongoing argument on whether the HVAC system can make people sick. Sometimes it looks like it can, especially during the cold weather and allergy seasons. So, what is the truth? The answer is simple. The system can not make you sick, but it can help the process of getting sick.

Breathing problems

If the air conditioner is not cleaned regularly, it becomes ground for various bacteria and other microorganisms. The changes in temperature from heating and AC systems can have your ability to fight away this microorganism, and usually, you may have problems with the respiratory system.


Have you ever heard about Sick Building Syndrome? Many individuals find that after a day of work, they feel more tired than usual, and some have a general sense of weakness and constant headaches. These might be symptoms caused by something in the building, probably problems with the air conditioner. So, rise the temperature, and take regular breaks to get some fresh air so you should be able to avoid the fatigue of sick building syndrome.

Runny nose

Some of the HVAC units do not come with humidifying function, which causes the air to be cold and dry. It usually leads to a runny nose which is the body’s natural response to unnatural coldness. Turn down the air conditioner and get a humidifier to moisten the air. It will help whit the runny nose and watery eyes.

Skin irritation

An air-conditioned environment can make your skin drier and itchier. It is happening because of the lack of ventilation. The HVAC system can worsen symptoms of skin irritation, especially for those who already have rosacea, eczema, or psoriasis.

If you have a dirty HVAC system, you can contact us, we are only a phone call away.

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