clean house with clean air

Improve your indoor air quality and stay healthy

It’s around about the middle or end of March that we start to speculate about whether or not we’ve had our final hot spell for the summer. While it’s far from cool, there are some indications that the cold weather is closer than we think.

If you ask most Australians, they’d probably say that they prefer the summer to the winter months. Our lifestyles are far more equipped for the heat than the cold. Our winters are hardly oppressive but we still rug up, turn on the heating and enjoy it as much as we can.

But for people who suffer from allergies or respiratory problems, winter can be really challenging. Because the house is usually sealed to keep in the heat, stale air is trapped and so are all the allergen inducing dust mites, pet dander and mould spores. In fact very often the nice warm temperature in the home is ideal for mites to multiply. The same applies to mould spores. They have a preference for a moist, winter environment, especially if there’s a lack of air circulation.

The symptoms of allergy or respiratory problems are serious breathing issues, coughing, sneezing, asthma, fatigue, sleepiness and even digestive issues.

The change from summer to winter is a great time to have your heating and air conditioning serviced and maintained and to have any air conditioning repairs carried out. An unmaintained system with potentially dirty filters will circulate allergens through the air ducts and throughout your house to trigger symptoms in the eyes, ears, nose and throat.

Have a maintenance check and replace your air filters.

The role of air filter in your air conditioning unit is to keep harmful dust, dirt and other indoor allergens from entering your air ducts. Regularly replacing your air filter as recommended will help to keep these allergens out.

If you go from season to season without having a service and changing your filters then you will continue to circulate dirty air throughout your home or business. If you’re in business you can’t afford to be circulating illness throughout your building. Loss of productivity is crippling for businesses. Make a point of checking how often you need to replace your air filter. Some need to be changed as often as once per month. There are now high-efficiency air filters that collect more allergens and last longer, requiring less frequent replacements.

If you’ve neglected the maintenance on your air conditioning unit then there’s a good chance that you’ll not only need to change the filters but you’ll need to clean out the entire system. That means cleaning your ductwork of mould, pet dander, dust and insects. Staying up to date with your air conditioning maintenance schedule will keep you and your staff safe and healthy.

Bad odours and leaking water or gas

It’s not only blocked or dirty filters that you need to be on the lookout for. Bad odours coming from your air-conditioning system are unpleasant and leaking water or gas can lead to longer term problems. If your air conditioning unit is leaking water then it may be out of sight and attracting mould without your knowledge. Illness from mould is a well recognised and debilitating illness. A service of your air conditioning unit will pick up all of these potential problems. You can avoid expensive air conditioning repairs if you are conscientious about your air conditioner maintenance. If your filters are dirty or blocked, you don’t want it spreading unpleasant air-particles. If it’s leaking water or gas, you want to get to it before the problem becomes more serious. Contact Frozone for aircon repairs and a clean bill of health for your air-conditioning system. For residential air conditioning in Sydney and commercial air conditioning in Sydney contact  Frozone Air Conditioning service in Sydney. We offer prompt and professional repairs for homes and businesses.