Is Your Air Conditioner making you sick?

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Is Your Air Conditioner making you sick?

The air conditioner and cold air it produces doesn’t make you sick, however, they can expose you to germs, viruses and bacteria that can.

Research suggests that “A/C systems with poor condition/maintenance were associated with significantly increased upper respiratory symptoms, eye symptoms, fatigue/difficulty concentrating, and skin symptoms. Symptoms may be due to microbial exposures from poorly maintained ventilation systems and to greater levels of vehicular pollutants at air intakes nearer the ground level.”

Dr. Mark Mendell, an epidemiologist with the California Department of Public Health highlights “If you have a badly maintained or badly designed AC system, whether it’s in your home, office or vehicle, it can become contaminated and potentially harmful.”

While with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Mendell researched the health effects of air conditioning systems. He says worsening issues with asthma and allergies are two health problems that can arise from polluted AC units.

Air conditioners create the perfect environment for mould, mildew and bacteria to grow.

It’s commonly known that all homes have germs and this is something we can’t avoid. Bacteria, mildew and mould breed when they are in humid environments and have food such as dust and dirt. Your air conditioning meets both factors.

When your Air Conditioner is turned on what they do is recirculate those germs throughout your home all day. The more you’re exposed to sickness-causing germs, the more likely you will get sick.  You can reduce your exposure to germs by regularly cleaning and maintaining your Air Conditioner units.

For your health and everyone else’s, if you have AC in your home don’t forget to clean it.

Check our Deep Clean Air Conditioner Services if you are looking for a thorough clean and sanitised.

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