Getting a cold or the flu this time of year always seems to be worse than other times of the year, but if you feel ill and just cannot shake it, it might be something other than your immune system to blame. It could be a problem with the indoor air quality in your home. Today’s homes are built to be energy efficient, and as such, dust, pollen, contaminants, chemicals and even viruses are trapped inside. When you add to that the numerous irritants you bring into your home, such as chemicals from dry cleaning, air fresheners and other aerosols, tobacco smoke, and cleaning supplies, without adequate ventilation, you could be suffering from the effects these have on the human body.
An additional concern about indoor air quality is that the health effects of indoor air pollutants may not manifest and spark symptoms immediately. The health consequences could be years into the future, and those who already have respiratory or other health concerns can be affected more severely than others.
The best way to be sure that you and your family are safe from contaminants that affect indoor air quality is with ventilation improvements and whole-house air purification systems. If you would like to have peace of mind that you are doing all you can to protect your family, call us at Acosta Heating & Cooling to ask about our PureAir™ Air Purification System. We have been serving the Charlotte, North Carolina area since 1972 with solutions for heating, cooling, and improved air quality.