20/07/2023 0 Comments
How Air Conditioning Improves Indoor Air in Australia
A high-quality air conditioning system can help you keep comfortable all year round while running efficiently, reducing your power bills. Newer split systems can also help improve indoor air quality and protect you by filtering out allergens, dust, bacteria, viruses, mould and other pollutants while offering humidifying and ventilating capabilities.
At GJ Bradding, we’re the specialists in air conditioning Geelong homeowners can count on for economical and safe cooling and heating. Below we look at how air conditioning can positively or negatively impact indoor air quality in Australian homes and why it matters.
The Impact of Indoor Air Pollution
The indoor spaces in our home can, unfortunately, become quite polluted, with air quality that’s significantly worse than what you find in the air outside. Indoor air pollution is a serious issue that can cause or exacerbate various health conditions. While poor air quality is bad for anyone, people that are particularly at risk include:
- Asthma sufferers
- People with allergies
- Hay fever sufferers
- Pregnant women
- Elderly people
- People with heart disease or respiratory diseases
- People with diabetes
A range of activities can contribute to poor indoor air quality. This includes contamination from dust and pollen coming in from outdoors as well as using gas stoves or heaters and open fireplaces. Even carpets and rugs slowly emit volatile organic compounds over their lifetime, whether they are new or decades old.
How a Modern, High-Quality Air Conditioner Helps
High-quality split system air conditioning Geelong homeowners can find on the market today feature High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. These are capable of capturing 99 per cent of common airborne particles. Certain models can capture allergens as small as 0.1 micrometres. When compared to human hair, which is approximately 70 micrometres, this means they can catch tiny particles.
Air purifiers are also commonly built into modern split systems, further eliminating airborne particles as well as bacteria and odours. Together, these features contribute to a healthier, safer, more comfortable lifestyle in your home.
Signs Your Air Conditioning is Contributing to Poor Indoor Air Quality
A dirty, contaminated, old or poorly maintained air conditioning system, on the other hand, can aggravate allergies and contribute to poorer indoor air. When turned on, these systems may trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks.
Otherwise, healthy individuals may also experience symptoms of allergies and colds, such as sneezing, coughing or a runny nose. If you notice a lot of dust on surfaces around your home, this may also mean your air conditioning system is playing a role in spreading it. Other signs include a noticeable smell of dust or mould.
Call the Experts in Air Conditioning Ballarat & Geelong Trusts
Homeowners rely on the experts at G.J. Bradding for quality air conditioning in Ballarat, Geelong and Melbourne. We proudly supply, install and maintain some of the best heating and cooling solutions. Call 1300 550 901 or contact us online today.