During the fall and winter, you may notice your Crystal River, Florida, family gets sick more often than usual. It’s not your imagination. The weather change and other variables put your family at an increased risk of getting sick in the fall and winter.

Poor Indoor Air Quality

During the fall and winter, people spend less time outdoors which means the air quality inside the house is even more important than usual. Have your air quality tested and be on the lookout for signs of poor IAQ. Excess dust in your home in your house plus physical symptoms to your family like coughing, sneezing, and headaches are all signs of poor IAQ. When the days are milder, try to open the windows and get fresh air in the house and much as possible.

Viruses and Bacteria

Even in Florida, the air is drier during the winter which is a breeding ground for viruses and bacteria. Couple that with people staying indoors more, and it’s easy to understand why so many people get sick during the fall and the winter. It’s extra necessary to keep the surfaces in your home clean to prevent viruses and bacteria from spreading. Make sure your family washes their hands diligently as well.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

If you have a furnace or other fuel-burning appliance in your home, you are at an increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is a potentially deadly gas that causes headaches, nausea, and sleepiness in its initial stages. Every home should have at least one carbon monoxide detector. Before winter hits and you turn on the furnace, test your detector to make sure it’s working. Also, make sure everyone in your family knows the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide.

Getting maintenance on your furnace decreases your risk of issues like carbon monoxide poisoning. Call Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. at 866-881-5935 to schedule a preventive maintenance appointment today.

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