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How Your Heating System Is Affecting Your Health

Written on: December 19, 2016

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One large part of maintaining indoor air that’s both healthy and clean is having an HVAC system that’s in proper working condition. With clean indoor air, everyone who lives in your home will be healthier. Conversely, having poor indoor air can make the entire household ill. Following are a few key things to know about your health and your heating system.

How Your Heating System Can Make You Sick:

image of homeowner who needs heater maintenance Scranton PAHVAC systems are in constant use all throughout the year in order to maintain comfortable living conditions indoors. Sadly, if these systems are not installed and maintained properly, they won’t function like they should. The consequences of poor installation and maintenance can be dire. In instances like these, your heating system can literally make you and other household residents ill. A poorly maintained heating system can have both a direct and indirect impact on your health.

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Illness Can Be A Direct Result Of Your Heating System By:

1. Causing Gas Leaks

Among the most direct ways in which your heating system can negatively affect your health are gas leaks such as carbon monoxide leaks. Whenever carbon monoxide is inhaled, it can have a devastating impact on human health. To prevent this from happening, you need to have your heating system professionally inspected at routine intervals. This should be checked for signs of wear and corrosion that may result in gas leaks. Your provider will check for both current leaks and leaks that may be looming on the horizon.

2. Accumulations Of Allergens

Likewise, an accumulation of allergens such as dust within your home heating and cooling system can also have a negative impact on your health. This is why you need to have your heating system professionally maintained by a trusted provider. This will protect and improve the indoor air quality as well as the health of all those who live in the home. An additional benefit is that it will make your home much more energy efficient as well. 

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There Are Also Ways In Which The Heating System Can Indirectly Impact Your Health:

What Happens To Your Immune System

Many scientist assert that the human immune system has gradually become less efficient at fighting off illnesses than it was before most people had central HVAC systems in their homes. As per these researchers, this is largely the result of lesser exposure to the natural elements. Moreover, people are living in fairly static internal environments despite the fact that there are constant temperature changes outdoors. It seems that, by doing this, it suppresses your immune system and increases the risk of disease. This makes a very obvious point. Even though this does not mean that you should start getting more direct exposure to the natural elements, it’s definitely something worth thinking about.

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Ultimately, the best thing to do is to have your home heating system regularly inspected. Routine HVAC inspections and maintenance will decrease the likelihood of your heating system making your sick. Always hire trained, certified and knowledgeable HVAC technicians. After all, you certainly don’t want to place these critical tasks into the hands of an inexperienced company that will cut corners.
Indoor air pollution is a reality that you certainly don’t want to deal with. Be sure to schedule heating system maintenance and repairs as needed. Contact Ace-Robbins to schedule a heater tune-up or to address any of your home heating needs. We  also offer repair services such as furnace repair services as well as boiler repair services on HVAC systems of all makes and models.  Be sure to check out our propane delivery services and heating oil delivery services. Let our professional technicians help you with your home heating needs. We have been in business since 1961 and since then, we have been providing quality services at affordable prices.
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