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How Air Purifiers Can Fight Sick Building Syndrome


Have you ever heard of sick building syndrome? We’ll call it SBS from now on. It’s a syndrome where occupants of a building (houses, apartments, work places, etc.) start feeling ill, but they don’t know why.

While it’s not easy to pin down, it’s widely believed that air contaminants in a confined space where we’re breathing them in constantly all lend to this sickness.

Really makes you appreciate fresh air, doesn’t it? 

So do we. Beyond simply suggesting air purifiers in Sarasota, FL, we want to explain what they do and how they improve your quality of life.

Pull Biological Contaminants Out of the Air

Biological contaminants aren’t man-made chemicals. We’ll cover those in a minute.

Instead, these are living organisms that not only live in your home, but breed and multiply. We know; it sounds gross, and that’s because it is.

Bacteria, viruses, mold, and organic matter left behind from bugs, spiders, and even pets all count as biological contaminants.

The biggest problem is that once you have all these contaminants in your home, they’re likely not going anywhere anytime soon. They live in your carpets, in your air vents, curtains, and more. The list goes on and on.

Purify the air first to help prevent the spread, clean everything that you can, and give biological contaminants nowhere to hide. With whole house air purification, you’ll stop (most of) them before they can make it to the corners of your home.

Reduce VOC Levels (Volatile Organic Compounds)

VOCs are chemicals that float around in the air. While most of these are safe within reasonably small levels of exposure, you don’t want to walk through a cloud of air freshener and take a deep breath.

From pesticides to radon from your air conditioner to lead, asbestos and chemicals cleaners, you don’t want to breathe that stuff in.

Air purifiers help to suck it out of the air before it ever reaches your lungs and irritates you. Air purification isn’t perfect, but given the choice between slightly contaminated air and highly contaminated air, we’re willing to bet that you–like everyone else–would pick the former option.

Dust, Dander, and Allergens

It’s important to note that we’re not saying dust is getting you sick. You’ve likely breathed in dust while reading this blog post.

We’re breathing dust all the time, but that doesn’t mean it’s helpful. Reducing airborne dust, dander, and particles can help you sleep better, and sleep is directly linked to our immune system viability.

Fewer irritants mean better sleep, and better sleep means a healthier, happier life. It’s just that simple.

Air Purifiers Change the Way You Live Your Life

Your way of life could use a refresh. If you aren’t currently using any form of air purification, it’s time to get started. It’s time for you to truly feel the difference that clean, purified air makes. Your AC vent sucking up dust doesn’t equate to fresh air–time to make a change.

Contact Jim McDonald & Sons Heating & Cooling Inc. today to get started with your ideal air purification system. Cooling Sarasota and Manatee Counties since 1970.

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