The Health Benefits of Maintaining a Clean Air Conditioner Unit

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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At night in Brisbane, temperatures can reach almost 30 degrees because you’re right in the heart of Queensland. Air conditioning systems are absolutely crucial in Brisbane homes to make sure that you stay comfortable, are able to complete your daily tasks, and get a good night’s sleep. Most likely, if you live in this area, you’re going to have the air conditioning running whenever you are inside. But, have you ever considered the impact that this could have on your health? If you haven’t cleaned your air conditioning system for some time, it could be having a bigger effect than you realise.

Why Get Professional Cleaning?

According to Advanced Clean Air’s leading air conditioner cleaning experts in Brisbane, the harsh climate in Queensland can cause air con systems to clog up during hot and humid months. While you can keep on top of cleaning your air conditioning unit yourself by removing any large clogs and dust from the filter on a regular basis, certain types of air conditioning maintenance might require more specific skills that are best left to the experts. You might inadvertently damage the coils and other parts of the system by attempting to do this yourself if you are not sure how, so it’s well worth investing in professional cleaning for the best results and the knowledge that your air con is in good hands.

Better Sleep:

When you live in a hot climate, you will know how difficult it can be to get to sleep when there is no escape from the heat. Running your air conditioning can provide a lot of relief and ensure that you have a comfortable environment at home to sleep in. However, a dirty and dusty air conditioning unit will not only reduce the efficiency of your system and make it harder to stay cool at night, but it can also be dangerous for your health and leave you waking up with a sore throat and a dry mouth and nose from breathing in dusty air all night long. A clean air conditioning system will help improve the quality of your sleep and ensure that you wake up feeling rested and refreshed instead of grumpy every morning.

Improve Air Quality and Safety:

Since you are breathing in the air that travels through your air conditioning system every day, dirty air will be going into your lungs if you don’t have the system regularly cleaned. All air conditioning systems will collect dirt and dust with regular use, and they can also create an ideal breeding ground for mould, mildew, fungus and damp along with other germs and bacteria, which can pollute the air and pose a risk to your health, increasing your risk of respiratory problems. If you already have a respiratory illness such as asthma, getting your air conditioning unit professionally cleaned at least once every year, along with keeping up with maintenance at home, is even more important.

Dealing with Brisbane’s hot climate at home means air con is a necessity. But running a dirty air conditioning unit can have more dire consequences than you might realise.

Ian Mutuli

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Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.

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