While allergies cannot be avoided there are ways to reduce allergic reactions and keep symptoms at bay. The air quality in a home or business plays a significant role in keeping people healthy and the air free of allergens and other pollutants. To ensure optimal air quality in any environment, the HVAC system should be regularly serviced and maintained by a professional.
In the home, air that contains allergens, mold spores and pollutants can cause various allergic symptoms. Inhaling these airborne substances can cause continuous allergic reactions and often people do not realize that the source of their allergens is in their HVAC system.
In many offices and work places, a phenomenon known as “Sick Building Syndrome” causes widespread allergy symptoms, allergic reactions and illnesses in employees in the building. According to OHSA (Occupational Health and Safety Organization), “Sick building syndrome is the name given to a collection of illnesses and symptoms that afflict multiple occupants of particular buildings. The symptoms include sniffles; stuffy noses; itchy eyes; sinus infections; scratchy throats; dry, irritated skin; upset stomachs; headaches; difficulty concentrating; and fatigue or lethargy. The key factors in diagnosing sick building syndrome are a rapid recovery and the disappearance of symptoms after an affected individual leaves the building.”
OSHA and many other government agencies that have studied sick building syndrome believe the problem is primarily related to indoor air quality. The experts at OSHA explain that improving ventilation and eliminating sources of pollutants or contaminants in the air are the best actions to take if you suspect that the air in your home or business is making people sick or causing allergic reactions.
The National Institute of Health offers the following guidelines to keep air quality at an optimum level in homes or businesses, “Removal or modification of pollutant sources can be carried out by a routine maintenance of HVAC systems. The heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems should be designed to meet ventilation standards in the local building codes. The HVAC system should be operated and maintained properly to ensure that the desired ventilation rates are attained.”
To ensure that the air in your home or business is of the highest quality, it is important to schedule routine maintenance services for your HVAC system. Routine maintenance services on your heating and cooling system can also help to ensure that it is running efficiently. To schedule an HVAC service at your home or place of business, contact the professionals at Excellent Air Conditioning & Heating Services. We are experts at air heating and conditioning maintenance, repairs and installation services. We also offer many other services for both commercial and residential customers.
If you need air conditioning or heating maintenance in your home or business on Long Island and in the New York metro area, call Excellent Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc. at 516-248-2795, 631-427-0677 or 718-428-6987.