Stale air is indoor air that hasn’t had enough fresh air circulating through it. Most people notice stale air because the pent-up pollutants have an unpleasant smell or make a room feel stuffy.
Stale air is uncomfortable at low levels, but it can become unhealthy at higher levels.
Breathing unhealthy levels of stale air can cause skin irritation, headaches, and fatigue, and can be especially dangerous for those with underlying conditions like allergies or respiratory problems.
What Causes Stale Air?
Exhaled carbon dioxide
Microbial volatile organic compounds
Chemicals and cleaning agents
Mold and mildew
How Do I Get Rid of Stale Air?
Open a window
Use an air purifier
Install a ventilator
Replace your air filter
Install a dehumidifier
If you have stale air in your home, it might be time to call Short Pump Heating & Air for preventive maintenance on your HVAC system. Your filters might need to be changed, or there may be an issue with your AC system that should get repaired before summer.
Call 804-364-9040 today to schedule preventive maintenance or have your system repaired.