Can Air Conditioning Cause Colds?

I’m sure as a child you were used to the phrase, “Put on a coat or you’ll catch a cold!” Then of course after taking years of science classes you have since figured out that colds aren’t caused by the temperature, but germs.  …But are they really?

The Wall Street Journal recently published an article and posted a video regarding the research behind the relationship between the common cold and your air conditioning.  Can the frequency of your trips outside in the heat to inside in the air conditioning cause your immune system to lower?

Check out this video to learn the truth behind this common question, you may be surprised!

http://on.wsj.com/13MwayG

If you’re in need of some assistance or have questions regarding service call the experts at Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning (260.422.3534).  Emergency services are available 24/7.  You won’t be disappointed with Poorman’s quick response and affordable, outstanding service. Don’t forget to check out Poorman’s Facebook page! “Like” us!

Having Issues With Asbestos?

It has come to our attention that there are several places where asbestos has a tendency to grow and hideout without you being fully aware.  Asbestos fibers can seriously affect your health, so it’s important to take a second look at these products to ensure you and your family are safe.

Surprisingly, over 3,000 products we use daily contain traces of asbestos.  As one of Fort Wayne’s top HVAC technicians, we at Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning are fully aware that often times asbestos grows and expands in heating insulation, flooring, fire proofing materials, etc. More common products that could possibly contain asbestos are as follows:

  • Furnances
  • Electrical wires
  • Hair dryers
  • Ceiling panels
  • Pipe and duct insulation
  • Roofing materials
  • Brake pads
  • Pot holders
  • Toasters
  • Floor tiles

If you’re concerned about your building materials, be aware that most buildings constructed following 1978, are primarily safe—but it’s important to be aware.  If you’re in need of some assistance or have questions regarding service call the experts at Poorman’s Heating and Air Conditioning (260.422.3534).  Emergency services are available 24/7.  You won’t be disappointed with Poorman’s quick response and affordable, outstanding service. Don’t forget to check out Poorman’s Facebook page! “Like” us!