Florida is known for having some of the best air in the whole the country, thanks to its relatively flat landscape and ocean breezes. This is certainly the case in Oldsmar, which thanks to its location is not polluted by as much smog as the South. However, certain inescapable factors can affect air quality, and it is worth knowing what these are, who is afflicted, and what you can do about it.
Air quality is impaired by numerous different aspects. These can range from uncontrolled burning (such as forest fires), car fumes, power plant emissions and organic particles infecting the air. This is a very serious matter, as the effect on the human body can be extremely dangerous. In a climate such as Florida’s, at certain times of year air quality can be impacted more severely due to the change in seasons and the subtropical climate. Everyone knows how exhausting high humidity can be, but think about all the hard work your lungs are doing on a day full of smog.
So who is at risk? In fact, air pollution affects pretty much everyone, but it can have a more pronounced impact on the young, the elderly, and those suffering from respiratory illnesses, pollution diseases and heart disease. That is why you need to ensure if you or your family are of a high risk, you have something in place to combat this external nuisance – even if it is only for a short time during the year.
A quality air conditioning system can help improve the air quality in your home and workplace by circulating the air and filtering out pollutants that may be circulating, as well as keeping a cool and comfortable climate. By having a cooler climate with less humidity in the air, you are less likely to suffer from damp and mold – another factor which can really hurt your health. You need to ensure that you keep your air conditioner regularly maintained and to clean the filter and if needed replace it often – a clogged filter can actually do more harm than good to your air. Treat your air conditioner as you would other appliances, clean its vents and get it checked out by a professional when needed. After all, something as important as air is not something to be ignored. For further information why not contact Florida Heating and Cooling to get expert guidance and breathe easier.