Different Types of Biological Pollutants

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) units keep your home cool and healthy. They regulate the air but require proper HVAC maintenance. Otherwise, you are at risk of many biological pollutants. They can have an adverse effect on your health, causing sickness and serious harm. Here’s what pollutants you should be wary of, and what they can do.

Different Types of Pollutants

All of these biological air pollutants can be within your home or come from the outside. These include:

  • Pollen – released from plants and flowers, and can populate the air during springtime.

  • Molds – form from wet surfaces, either from your roof or your walls.

  • Viruses – can spread, either from a person or an animal.

  • Dust and fungi – can originate from a broken or unmaintained AC unit. Be wary when you need another HVAC repair.

Possible Health Effects

All biological air pollutants can be inhaled, leading to dangerous symptoms involving your respiratory system. This includes:

  • Allergic reactions

  • A runny nose

  • Frequent sneezing and/or coughing

  • A headache

  • Wheezing or shortness of breath

  • Fever

  • Lethargy

Sources of Contamination

Different factors can cause pollutants to spread. The primary factors can come from poor air quality, usually from a broken HVAC unit. Another key source of pollutants is any damp area. Whether it comes from leaks or gutter failure, prolonged exposure to water can give fungi and bacteria the opportunity to grow. This is also true for dust and dirt, especially when gathering in the same spot.

The Best Fix

When it comes to professional air conditioning repairs, we’ll be more than happy to help you. Bounds Heating & Air provides inspections and installations to ensure smoother operation all year long. With our help, we can prevent air pollutants from affecting your health and your home.

Call us at (352) 472-2761 or fill out our contact form to request a free quote. We serve many areas in Florida, including Newberry, FL.