Your Air Conditioner Might Be Getting Your Sick

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Have you noticed that since reopening your beach house something doesn’t seem right? Are your guests not feeling well after spending time in your home? With more offices returning to work, health is the highest priority. Do your employees seem under the weather? Do your friends or employees report their symptoms being alleviated after leaving? It might not be the people, it might be the place.

On Long Beach Island, the air is salty, the storms are heavy, and businesses and homes can be affected in more ways than one due to these elements. Knowing that your friends or employees are feeling unwell in your home or office can be frightening. There are a lot of factors that could be causing this illness but fortunately, oftentimes the root of the problem can be addressed with air conditioner preventative maintenance. 

The illness is referred to as sick building syndrome and while you may think it is only impacting your employees or friends but it also is impacting the health and wellness of your home or office. The symptoms people experience are:

  • Headache
  • Eye, nose, and throat irritation 
  • Cough
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to odors

The symptoms your home or office experience are:

  • Musty odors
  • Odors from chemicals or outside sources such as exhaust fumes
  • Moisture issues
  • Stuffy air and excess humidity
  • Temperature variance 
  • Mold growth

All of these building symptoms are highly common on Long Beach Island and should be taken very seriously; especially after tropical storms or high heat. Often, the root of these illnesses boils down to poor air quality which is why having preventative maintenance on your air conditioning systems is an important part of keeping your friends, family, and employees safe. 

At Air Technical services, we specialize in preventative maintenance to ensure your home or office is free of sick building syndrome before it starts. We can set you up with a customized maintenance plan so you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing your home or workplace is maintaining the proper air quality standards and in good working order! Give us a call if you have concerns about the safety and wellbeing of your spaces or if you want to ensure you will not ever have to worry about sick building syndrome.