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Is Your Heater Making You Sick?

February 4, 2016

Is your heater making you sick?Do you have a sore throat, watery-itchy eyes, and a runny nose? Are you tired of coughing, sneezing, and having shortness of breath? Does your head start to ache every time you’re in your home? Feeling more tired and sluggish than usual? Enough is enough, now is the time to take action!

The dust and debris build up in your vents is not only a fire hazard, it could be making you sick. As winter carries on, most of us continue to crank up that thermostat; but did you know that you’re supposed to do the opposite occasionally. It’s beneficial to open the doors and windows for a few hours each day to let a fresh breeze in and the stale, debris-filled air out.

If someone after having used the heater, has watery eyes, irritation, sneezing, or itchy throat then it’s important to take a good hard look at your heating/ac unit or your space heater. Make sure you are cleaning the air filter out regularly to remove any dust, bacteria and particles that collect in there.

Not only can having the heater cranked up be releasing more allergens but it could also be the culprit for your dry skin. Prolonged dry skin can lead to itchiness and eventually cause skin conditions if not taken care of. Invest in a humidifier to put more moisture into the air, your skin and sinuses will both thank you for this one! Another helpful tool is to keep the air in your home circulating. An air purifier is another great investment that could prolong the life of your heating/ac unit by removing debris and particles from the air.

Superior Water & Air offers a variety of products to:

  • Get rid of “sick house” syndrome.
  • Continuously freshen stale air.
  • Eliminate odors from cooking, mildew, pets and smoke.
  • Humidifiers and ventilation for any need.

If you’re tired of feeling sick or just want clean, fresh air give us a call at (801) 438-4910 or visit us online!