Not too long ago, only the rich and privileged could afford air conditioners. Today though, air conditioners have become a part of our daily lives and they are literally everywhere – in our homes, offices, shopping centres, schools, coffee shops, restaurants, in public transport systems and even in the gym where people are supposed to be sweating! Regardless of the season, we have all become dependent on modern cooling and heating systems to keep us comfortable.
Since we are spending most of our days in air-conditioned rooms, it is important that we have it regularly cleaned in order to maintain healthy indoor air quality. You see, we have the tendency to assume that our air conditioner units do not need cleaning because it is working efficiently. But just because your air conditioner isn’t blowing warm air doesn’t guarantee that it’s clean. Mould and mildew could be lurking underneath it, contaminating the air causing allergic reactions or worse, respiratory diseases like pneumonia. According to the National Institutes of Health, dirty air conditioners can lead to the spread of disease.
How then can you keep your air conditioner from negatively affecting your health?
When you are an in an enclosed space, the air being circulated stays within the confines of the room. If your home or office hasn’t been cleaned in a while, it will harbour dust and dirt and this can contaminate the air causing you to get sick. What you need to do is to clean your home or office on a regular basis to prevent your air conditioner from circulating polluted air. It also helps if you open your windows and let fresh air inside every once in a while to give the room space to breathe.
Investing in a dehumidifier is essential to your health especially if you spend most of your time in an air-conditioned area that has high foot traffic. You see, people breathe in dry air but they exhale moist air combined with carbon dioxide. This can increase the humidity of the room making it an excellent breeding ground for germs to proliferate. A dehumidifier reduces the room’s humidity level and makes the air more breathable.
Air conditioners are capable of harbouring a number of harmful organisms such as fungi, bacteria, mould, mildew and even human DNA making it a source of microbial contamination. When you turn your air conditioners on, these toxic organisms will be circulated in the room and once inhaled can compromise your health. The solution is to have it professionally cleaned to ensure that you are breathing clean and healthy air.
At HydroKleen, we have a team of specialists who are experts in removing organisms such as bacteria, fungi, mould and mildew in air conditioners, these are harmful toxins that are responsible for making you and your family sick. Our comprehensive air conditioning service will make sure that the air you breathe is fresh and clean to reduce the probability of sickness caused by organisms trapped in your ACs.