What Is Sick Building Syndrome?

Have you been feeling unwell yet can’t seem to pinpoint the cause? Maybe you’ve been spending a lot of time indoors, whether at home or at work. If so, you might be experiencing what’s known as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS). Stone Heating and Air discusses what it actually is and how the health and performance of your HVAC system plays a significant role.

Sick Building Syndrome

What Is Sick Building Syndrome?

Sick Building Syndrome, or SBS, isn’t about your building catching a cold. It’s about a situation where occupants of a building experience health issues that seem to be directly linked to time spent in the building. The symptoms, which can include headaches, dizziness, nausea and fatigue, often disappear soon after the individuals leave the building.

What Causes It?

There are several potential culprits, from mold and dust mites to inadequate ventilation. A key player in all of this can be your HVAC system. If it’s not functioning properly, it can lead to poor air quality, inadequate temperature control and high humidity levels — all prime conditions for SBS.

How Does Your HVAC Fit in All of This?

This is where HVAC services come into the picture. Regular maintenance of your HVAC system can go a long way in preventing SBS. It keeps your system running efficiently, avoiding the accumulation of pollutants and ensuring there’s adequate ventilation and air circulation.

Should You Replace Your Old HVAC?

Sometimes, repair just isn’t enough, and HVAC replacement becomes necessary. Replacing old, inefficient systems can improve energy efficiency, leading to better indoor air quality and reducing the likelihood of SBS symptoms. Essentially, a well-functioning HVAC system equals a healthier building.

For top-notch heating, cooling and indoor air quality services, don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts at Stone Heating and Air. Call us at (541) 855-5521, or fill out this contact form to reach us. We’re here to help you breathe easier and live better.

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