The Link Between Poor Indoor Air Quality and Sick Building Syndrome
Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) is a term used to describe a range of symptoms that people experience in a building or a specific area within a building. These symptoms include headaches, fatigue, irritated eyes and throat, and difficulty concentrating, among others. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) is one of the main causes of SBS, and in this blog post, we’ll discuss the link between poor IAQ and SBS, and what you can do to improve the IAQ in your home or office to prevent it.
Poor IAQ is a major cause of SBS because it can lead to the buildup of pollutants and allergens in the air, such as dust, mold, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These pollutants and allergens can trigger a range of symptoms, including those associated with SBS. In addition, poor IAQ can also be caused by poor ventilation, temperature and humidity fluctuations, and lack of proper maintenance in the building.
Poor ventilation can lead to the buildup of pollutants and allergens inside the building, and can also cause temperature and humidity fluctuations. This can lead to the growth of mold and bacteria, which can cause allergic reactions and respiratory problems. Lack of proper maintenance in the building can also lead to the buildup of pollutants, allergens, and bacteria, which can cause SBS symptoms.
To prevent SBS, it’s important to improve the IAQ in your home or office. This can be achieved by:
- Keeping your home or office clean and free of dust, mold, and other allergens.
- Using air filters to remove pollutants and allergens from the air.
- Using a dehumidifier to control moisture levels and prevent mold growth.
- Ensuring that your HVAC system is properly maintained and serviced.
- Using natural alternatives to chemical-based cleaning and personal care products.
- Properly ventilating your building, by opening windows, using exhaust fans and air purifiers
At Arctic Fox Cooling, we specialize in HVAC system maintenance and repair, and can help you improve the IAQ in your home or office. Our team of licensed and insured technicians can provide a comprehensive inspection of your HVAC system to ensure that it is functioning correctly and safely. We can also install air filters and dehumidifiers, as well as provide other services that can help improve the air quality in your home or office.
Don’t let SBS affect your health and well-being, contact Arctic Fox Cooling today to schedule a consultation, and we’ll help you improve the IAQ in your home or office, and prevent SBS.