The Consequences of A Dirty Air Conditioner

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Air conditioners are designed and built with a specific purpose, to keep homes and offices cool when the temperature outside is high. Nonetheless, regardless of the season, the demand for air conditioners continues to soar. As a matter of fact, the Australian air conditioner market is expected to reach around three billion dollars by year 2022. Air conditioners are virtually everywhere – they are installed in our homes, offices, coffee shops, shopping centres, fitness gyms, schools and hospitals.

It’s safe to say people all over the world, including Australia, have become overly dependent on cooling systems. Ironically, despite our obvious need for air conditioners, many of us are guilty of taking our cooling systems for granted. Sure, most if not all air conditioners are installed away from view and you know what they say, “out of sight, out of mind”, but this shouldn’t be an excuse for you to neglect your investment.

Do you know that your air conditioners are capable of harbouring dirt and other hazardous microorganisms? A dirty air conditioner is not something to be taken lightly. There are dirty consequences if you have a dirty air conditioner. Aside from problems concerning efficiency a dirty air conditioner can cause a number of health problems. Knowing what these are will help increase awareness and motivate people to do their part.

The effects of a dirty air conditioner are as follows:

  1. Airflow is blocked – If your air filter is enveloped in dust and grime, there won’t be any space for air to actually flow through it thereby resulting in blocked airflow. As a consequence, your unit will work harder causing an increase in energy consumption. In many cases, this can also result in overheating of your unit.
  2. Airflow is compromised – Dust and dirt can build up in your air conditioner’s fan blades. When this happens, it adds extra weight on the blades, weighing it down and compromising its ability to spin and produce air or make the head unit rattle.
  3. Health Problems – This is perhaps the most alarming consequence of a dirty air conditioner. Do you know that if you fail to have your air conditioner cleaned, it could harbour mould and mildew? When mould gets in your air conditioner, it can cause serious health problems like pneumonia that will affect everyone in your household.

The good news is that you can prevent all this from happening if you conscientiously adhere to a regular cleaning schedule recommended by your trusted air conditioning cleaning company. A clean air conditioner will not only help save you money in your power bill, it will also maintain your comfort and preserve your health.

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 clean will make sure that the air you breathe is fresh and clean. Not only do we will help you save money on your power bill, we also ensure you won’t suffer from health problems caused by a dirty or insufficiently cleaned air conditioner.

If you would like to know more about the HydroKleen System, please email our support office on [email protected] or visit our website

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