Florida winters are mild, but if they keep you inside and your indoor air quality (IAQ) is poor, it can make a big difference in how you feel.

What Causes Poor IAQ?

Tightly-sealed Florida homes conserve heated and cooled air and reduce energy costs. However, insufficient ventilation creates an environment where airborne pollutants can quickly accumulate and cause illness or discomfort for those who live there. Common contaminants include bacteria, dust mites, dander, viruses, spores, dust, pollen, household cleaners, carbon monoxide, gasses, lead, asbestos and mildew.

What Is Sick Building Syndrome?

When pollutants in a building reach dangerously high concentrations, that building is considered “sick.” A sick building can make those who live and work there sick too. Sick buildings can cause a spectrum of symptoms collectively known as Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).

What Are Some Common Symptoms of SBS?

SBS symptoms range from mild to severe. The most common symptoms include headaches, nausea, eye, nose and throat irritations, respiratory problems, lethargy, dizziness, sinus infections, colds, flu and allergic reactions. Some pollutants can cause serious illnesses that don’t become apparent until years later.

What Are Some Effective Indoor Air Purification Products?

Poor IAQ is not something you have to live with. Trane has developed a complete line of effective and affordable clean air solutions:

  • Steam Humidifiers deliver the precise amount of indoor moisture to complement your heating system.
  • CleanEffects air purification employs revolutionary technology that can remove up to 99.9 percent of airborne particles and pathogens that cause symptoms and illnesses.
  • Perfect Fit reusable air filters trap pollutants like pollen, pet dander, insect droppings, dust mites and dust.
  • FreshEffects whole-house energy recovery ventilators move stale, contaminated air outside and bring fresh, clean air inside without wasting energy. Ventilation also gets rid of vapors, odors and gasses.

To learn more about clean indoor air products that can help you have a healthier Tallahassee home, visit High Quality Heating and Air, Inc., or call us directly at (850) 307-5356.