Compared to outdoor air, indoor air maybe stale, unclean, and filled with many pollutants. Many of the pollutants that you inhale inside your home often come through the windows while the others come from different sources inside the home. One of the other main sources of bad indoor air quality is an unclean air conditioner.
Poor indoor air quality is dangerous for you and your family’s health. It can cause various respiratory conditions and other health problems. The primary function of your air conditioner is to produce cool fresh air in an enclosed room. The impurities that pass through inside the air conditioner’s filters may often stay inside which can be harmful if not thoroughly cleaned.
Here are some harmful pollutants that can be trapped in your air conditioner unit:
Microbial pollutants include viruses, bacteria, cat saliva, animal dander, pollen, and dust mites. Microbial pollutants were linked to some serious health issues such as influenza, chickenpox, and measles. These diseases are transmitted through the air. Although your air conditioner might not directly cause these diseases, the pollutants trapped inside the unit that is left unclean can weaken your immune system.
Volatile Organic Compound
Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are compounds that can easily become gases or vapors. They can be released from various consumer products such as paints, solvents, cigarettes, adhesives, moth repellants, cleaners, and disinfectants. When your air conditioner is restricted with debris that has accumulated inside, the VOCs permeating inside your home have no escape. This may lead you and your family to inhale these chemical compounds.
Mould can form inside your air conditioner, especially on the unit’s coil and barrel fan. A mould is a fungus that often thrives in moist areas inside the home. Certain mould, such as the black mould, have very bad human health effects. It can cause allergic reactions and immune responses causing asthma.
An allergen is an antigen that causes a vigorous immune response wherein the immune system fights off a possible threat that it perceives as harmful to the body. This immune response is called allergy. An unclean air conditioning unit can spread allergens inside a room. These allergens can cause asthma, allergic rhinitis, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
What is the Best Solution to Get Rid of These Pollutants?
The best way to get rid of these pollutants is to have your air conditioner professionally cleaned. Work with an Air Conditioner Wet Wash Association (ACWWA) certified technician who has the right tools and equipment to clean your air conditioning unit. ACWWA certified technicians follow guidelines that will put your mind at ease that they are experts in providing an air conditioner cleaning service. It is important to hire air conditioner cleaning technicians who are also recognised for putting their clients’ health as a priority.
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