It’s that time of year again! Everywhere you turn, people are coughing, sneezing and sniffling. Yes, flu season is here.
But before you blame your symptoms on a virus, consider this: Your home could be making you sick.
”People usually attribute these symptoms to a cold or a flu,” said Andrew Port, director of indoor air quality for Environmental Waste Management Associates, in an interview with the New York Times. ”But in a significant number of cases, these symptoms are indicative of either a problem with their heating, ventilation or air-conditioning system, or the presence of elevated concentrations of indoor air pollutants.”
As the US as a whole strives to become more energy efficient, we’re trying to use as little fuel as possible. So in the colder moths, we seal up our homes with insulation, shrink-wrapped windows and caulked windows and doors. While it may be good for our wallets, it’s not so good for our health.
Most of us don’t even think about the dangers posed by poorly-maintained heating systems. Carbon monoxide, mold and dust can all cause flu-like symptoms — or worse, death.
If you suspect that your HVAC system could be making you and your family sick, contact Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing today at (317) 434-2627. Our expert technicians can take care of any HVAC problems you may have:
- Furnace repair
- Heater repair
- Heat pump repair
- Install, replace, repair, and service humidifiers
- Install, replace, repair, and service thermostats
- Baseboard heating
- Radiant heating
- Electronic air cleaners
- Filter replacement
- Complete home zoning
- System tune ups and maintenance