Your HVAC system is a major part of your Sarasota, Florida, home. It is a complex system with many parts and can often present safety concerns. Although safety issues involving your HVAC system aren’t common, it’s important to know about them so you can prevent problems and know what to do if they ever arise.

Indoor Air Quality

When your home is sealed up tight during the summer and winter, your indoor air quality becomes especially important. Without fresh air circulating throughout, you have to pay attention to quality of the air from your HVAC system. Have your IAQ tested especially if anyone in your home experiences increased asthma attacks, headaches, allergies, or flu-like symptoms. These could be signs of poor indoor air quality. Determine ways to improve the IAQ in your home by dusting and sweeping regularly and having your HVAC system serviced and air filters changed regularly.

Electrical Shock

If you’re handy, you may be tempted to fix HVAC issues on your own. Watching a YouTube video doesn’t qualify you to work on even what may seem to be simple systems. Unless you truly know what you’re doing, don’t attempt to fix an HVAC issue on your own. Tinkering could void the warranty, cause even bigger problems, and could put you at risk for dangers like an electrical shock. Unless you’re trained, leave HVAC fixes to the experts.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas that should be a big concern for everyone. Although carbon monoxide poisoning is rare, it is fatal in some cases. An aging furnace may leak carbon monoxide without you even realizing it. Symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headaches, fatigue, nausea, and loss of consciousness. Make sure your family knows the warning signs and get a carbon monoxide detector to make sure they are always safe.

If your HVAC system breaks down, it’s not a good idea to attempt to fix it yourself. If you experience problems or have indoor air quality concerns, we are the people to call. Contact Custom Air and Plumbing at 888-856-4507 to speak with an experienced professional today.