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You don't need to be an HVAC expert or trained building maintenance person to diagnose some causes of sick building syndrome. A malfunctioning, broken-down, compromised, or infested central air or HVAC system can be considered a direct cause of some indoor air quality problems.
Some areas of your building may not be getting the same level or volume of air circulation as others. Blocked vents, dirty ventilation shafts, bad building design, and other problems can prevent a central air system from doing the job properly. Excessive humidity, moisture, and other conditions indoors can also contribute to air quality issues. If your visual inspection reveals any of these, initiate a plan to control, fix, or mitigate them as quickly as possible.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|