Your Winter Cold May Not Be a Cold at All

Posted: 05 January of 2012


Contact:Raoul Serenil

Phone: 281-970-5200

A-Plus Mechanical Services, Inc.

11809 Nandina Circle

Your Winter Cold May Not Be a Cold at All

The air inside your home can become especially polluted during the colder months. Germs from common illnesses, including colds and the flu, get trapped indoors. Cooking smoke builds up. Pet dander and dust collect. Candles and fragrances get in on the act. And your heating system keeps recycling the same old air. That’s why a local indoor air expert recommends having your home’s air monitored for hidden risks.

“Our tightly-closed, energy-efficient, modern homes are great for keeping the heat inside,” said Raoul Serenil of A-Plus Mechanical. “But the downside is that a lot of homeowners are living in polluted indoor air without even realizing it.”

According to EPA, the quality of indoor air is one of the biggest environmental concerns of our time, and it can have a major effect on your own family’s health, comfort and safety.

The concern has developed partly due to a change in habits, with many people spending up to 90% of their time indoors. Yet other factors have had an impact, too. For example, buildings are constructed with fewer windows and are more “airtight,” while the use of chemicals in household cleaners, construction materials and pest control products has also increased.

Symptoms of exposure to indoor air pollutants can seem like symptoms of an ordinary illness – fatigue, headaches, nausea, scratchy throat, and nasal irritation. However, more serious cases can emerge if someone is exposed to deadly gases such as carbon monoxide.

For Raoul, his commitment to improving indoor air for his customers is the reason he has joined a team of climate control specialists that are qualified to provide a thorough inspection of a home’s indoor air.

“The Healthy Air Review pinpoints air quality problems within the home,” Raoul said.

“This can be an eye-opening report for a lot of homeowners,” Raoul said. “Fortunately, once they find out where the trouble areas are, the solutions can be fairly simple. The important thing is making sure you know what’s in the air you’re breathing.”

For more information about the Healthy Air Review, call A-Plus Mechanical Services at 281-970-5200.

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