Learn more about how your office building can cause illness in this week’s blog.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) Sick Building Syndrome is described as, “situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified. The complaints may be localized in a particular room or zone, or may be widespread throughout the building.” Closely related is Building Related Illness, or BRI in which illness and associated symptoms are a direct result of airborne contaminants circulating in the building.
Breath easier by following these steps to prevent pollen spreading in your Florence home.
Spring is just around the corner, which means the temperatures are warming, the flowers are blooming, everything is covered in a yellow dust, and you can’t stop sneezing. While the increased pollen count may only be a minor irritation for most, many people experience a major increase in allergy symptoms, warranting a need to decrease pollen exposure, especially in the home. To help you breath a little easier, here are our tips for reducing pollen in your home.
Servicing your HVAC unit each year is to your benefit.
I once had a friend that drove an SUV, and in the entire 5+ years that he owned it, he never once checked the oil, let alone changed it. On average, you should probably change your oil every 10,000 miles, but life gets in the way, and sometimes we may go for longer between changes. While my friend was lucky that his engine never experienced a catastrophic failure as a result of his poor maintenance (same can’t necessarily be said for the next owner) it is always better to practice good preventative maintenance rather than react to a major equipment or system failure, especially when it could have been prevented. The same is certainly true when it comes to your heat pump.