Are You Suffering From Sick Building Syndrome?

Posted on January 20th, 2021 by Bill Stuhr

Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) refers to a situation where a building’s occupants experience acute health and comfort issues because of ductwork contaminants. This issue can take some time to identify, but ultimately residents will notice that their discomfort is linked to the time they spend in the affected building or home.

Common Indicators of SBS

Even the healthiest of people can be profoundly affected by the conditions of a building with ductwork contamination. Occupants of the home or building may experience a range of different symptoms, including:

  • Dry or itchy skin
  • Eye, nose, or throat irritation
  • Headaches, dizziness, fatigue, or nausea
  • A dry or scratchy throat and coughing
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sensitivity to odors

What Causes SBS? How Can It Be Prevented?

Many different contaminants, from indoor and outdoor sources, can contribute to the symptoms of SBS. Bacteria, dust, mold, pollens, and viruses are all potential contaminants that must be removed through regular cleanings. Scheduling regular maintenance for your HVAC system can help prevent the dangerous buildup of these chemical and biological contaminants.

At Five Star Heating & Air, we also offer a variety of air cleaning products to help keep you healthy and comfortable. Whole home dehumidifiers and humidifiers adjust the moisture level in your home, creating an environment that’s inhospitable for many of these contaminants. Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) continuously replace stale, potentially contaminated air with fresh air. And Air purifiers and air cleaners scrub the air in your home to remove particles that have the potential to affect your health.

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Our Palatine-based HVAC contractor has spent years building trust with customers who return time and time again for our service. We are qualified to provide comfort heating and cooling to Palatine residents, including all necessary repairs and maintenance. Schedule a no-contact service call on our website at a time that works best for you. Or call us at (847) 359-4534.

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