Black humid mold spores can cause distress to individuals who suffer from the symptoms. In Florida, because of the humidity, it is a common occurrence for homeowners to experience the devastating effects of black mold spores. Black mold is characterized as the formation of cellular organisms, which can result in the spread of mold, which then has the potential of becoming toxic when it dries. The spores are formed on the mold and remain on the exterior. This is known as hyphae and resembles a nest, much like the one that is found on mildew. Black humid mold spores is one of the major causes of allergies in Florida and is commonly caused by a lack of clean air in the area that it accumulates. Black mold spores are located on floors, ceilings, in bathrooms or in any moist, cold, or damp areas in a building.
The risks of inhaling black mold are many, in addition to allergies, there is also the risk of death for some individuals. It enters the individual’s body via the nasal cavity, each time the air is inhaled. The spores are tiny, microscopic formations in the mold, which can not be seen by the naked eye. After entering the body, these spores can cause major damage, based on the exposure level. It can cause death for children who have been exposed, but adults may become ill. The symptoms, which are triggered by black mold spores are similar to some other illnesses. In doing the checks for a source, it is wise to include testing for exposure to black mold. Locating the source of your exposure can save you a lot of time, money or even your life.
At Armstrong Air and Heating, we understand that the risks associated with the inhalation of black mold go beyond that of other diseases. They are aware of the damage that can be caused to an individual’s internal organs, blood pressure, which can become inconsistent and issues with their reproductive health. A lack of concentration, memory impairment, mood swings, urinary tract and stomach problems may also occur.
Do not allow the effects of black mold spores to confuse you and keep you ill. Avoid the confusion that comes with not knowing your exact symptoms. Let Armstrong Air and Heating help you to effectively prevent black mold spores and the resulting allergic reactions from existing in your home. Continued exposure to this allergen can result in serious illness.
It’s a sunny 74 degrees in early March as I write this article and it feels amazing. It also feels like a promise for much warmer days to come as the year goes on. This should come as no surprise; according to the National Climatic Data Center, 2015 was the hottest year on record with 2014 coming in a close second. In fact, of the top 15 hottest years reported by the NCDC, 14 have been in the 21st Century. All this heat comes with serious consequences to human life and health which makes the smart use of air conditioning very important. And it makes a good air conditioning system a worthwhile investment.
Benefits of Good Air Conditioning
It’s literally a life saver
An Environmental Protection Agency study of heat-related deaths found that more than 9,000 Americans died from the heat between 1979 and 2013, a figure which does not even fully capture the magnitude of the problem. Many more deaths have heat as a contributing factor but not the main cause. Keeping cool with an efficient air conditioner is the best means of preventing heat-related deaths and illnesses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Better air quality
Air conditioners circulate and filter air, removing pollutants and mold from the air. This is especially important for people who suffer from allergies and asthma because it minimizes the irritants that trigger an attack. This only hold true, however, if your system is kept clean and filters are regularly changed. Otherwise, the AC can actually contribute to indoor air pollution.
Fewer insects and parasites
The filters also keep out insects and are far more effective than a screen in an open window. Insects are annoying but they can also be dangerous to people with allergies. A good air conditioning system can help keep indoor pets flea and tick free,
Improved work force efficiency
We’ve all experienced the mental sluggishness that comes with a day that is just too hot. There’s actually a scientific basis for this. According to an article in Scientific American, the energy the body expends trying to cool itself down takes away from our ability to think and reason. When offices are air conditioned, people are able to work better and make better decisions.
It’s not just our brains that suffer from the heat either. When the mercury rises so do tempers. As an article on Today.com explains, while our brains are slowing down, our bodies are speeding up with increased heart rates and higher blood pressure. All this leads to more aggressive behavior making a cool environment key to maintaining peace at home, work, and in public places.
Those same physical changes – higher heart rate and blood pressure – that make us angry can also make it next to impossible to get a good night’s sleep. One’s core body temperature is also a critical factor in getting to and staying asleep. A too hot (or too cold) room interferes with natural temperature regulation which doctors say functions best at between 65 and 75 degrees.
Heat, and especially the humidity that often accompanies it, can wreak havoc on furniture of all kinds. Wood gains and loses moisture with the air around it which over time leads to warping. Leather also absorbs moisture which could eventually cause that stylish couch to rot. And any fabric is susceptible to the mold that breeds rampantly in damp environments.
Prevents electronic devices from overheating
Almost as scary as the effects of heat and humidity on our bodies is the damage they can do to our electronics. The phones and computers we depend on daily can suffer serious meltdowns when the temperature goes up leading to loss of data and an overall shorter lifespan. If your place of work includes computer servers, they can be completely destroyed or at least suffer major damage if not kept cool enough.
We’ve already discussed how open windows, even with screens, are limited when it comes to keeping bugs out. They’re even worse at keeping out unwanted people. Depending on where you live or work, an unsecure window or door simply isn’t safe. You want to keep your loved ones and valuables protected from both the elements and the unpleasant side of humankind.
Fewer sweat stains
This pales in comparison to many of the other issues, but the heat can be murder on your clothes. Unsightly discoloration from sweat can cause serious embarrassment and send a favorite shirt to the rag bag. Keeping cool with a central air conditioning system can help preserve your wardrobe and your budget.
There is nothing worse than having your Air Conditioning system fail on you. You need a new system or you need to have an immediate repair done on your AC system to get you back in comfort, but you are worried about the cost and how much you will have to pay.
We understand this, and we also understand that you do not want to be hit with hard sales tactics to get you to pay out for something you may not need. Many Air conditioning maintenance companies in Orlando or even further afield hide call out fees and even when getting quotes for new systems will hide costs or offer refunds of a call out when you buy a new AC system. We know how important that AC system is to living in comfort in Florida and that’s why we are known for fair pricing and going above and beyond to help the homeowner.
AC Repair Orlando, Free Estimate For A New Ac System – No Pressure
Call us or message us for a truly free estimate for a new system without any pressure. One of our team will come to you and give you the best advice for your new air conditioning system or to discuss your options for different types of air conditioning. There are many ways we can help you and show you how to best save money by utilizing your energy in a more efficient way. We will give you a free quotation without any pressure and allow you to make an informed decision. We have a tremendous reputation in responding quickly and helping home-owners get their Ac Installation In Orlando quickly and efficiently. Perhaps you may only need an air conditioning repair and we will explain to you what needs to be done and why and give you our best price.
AC System Incentives
We are an award winning AC repair company and therefore we have many incentives that we run regularly. We often discount our systems and offer free additions all to make sure that we go above and beyond for our clients. We care about your comfort and want to win your business, but we can only win that business by offering service far above our competitors, which we do with ease. Contact us to see what special offers we have on this month.