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Allergies, Mould and Mildew – An Air-Conditioning Unit Can Help!

Most people think that an air conditioning unit serves only a single function – keeping them cool while the mercury rises outside. However, it’s great to know that your air conditioning unit can also serve as a deterrent for some of the most problematic aspects of home living – the ones that really drive everyone crazy.

Do you, or does anyone else in your family suffer from allergies? Many homes play host to some or all of the following  allergens:

  • Pollen
  • Dust mites
  • Mould
  • Mildew
  • Epidermal debris

Many thousands of people across the country and beyond are affected by the symptoms and downfall that allergies bring with them. If your family is being affected, then an air conditioner can really be a great investment.

Did you know that hay fever, or allergenic rhinitis is one of the most common ailments in adults and children?

Plants, flowers, and grasses all shed organic particles that are known allergens.

When the breeze picks up these particles, they’re carried around onto the streets, into your home, and ultimately picked up by you every time you breathe. Your body treats the particles as an enemy and tries to get rid of them, causing sneezing, watering eyes, coughing and in some cases breathlessness.

Of course, there are a hundred different medical treatments for this irritating problem, but did you know that an air conditioner can remove the source?

Your air conditioner filters these allergenic particles, which mean the air you breathe is fresher, clearer, and far better for you. Another likely cause of allergies or breathing difficulty is the presence of mould and mildew in the home.

How can mildew affect my allergies?

Many people don’t know that mould is problematic for those with allergies. Mildew and mould are actually fungal spores, and they wreak havoc on the body when they’re in the same vicinity.

It can go unnoticed in damp areas, in showers, particularly in bathrooms, even in humid environments where fungus can grow on carpets and on other similar materials.  Mould and mildew might look harmless enough, but it’s actually quite a sinister problem and warrants immediate attention.

Once removed from the home, these particles are kept outside, as they are not able to live in the temperatures air conditioner produces.  Running your air conditioner unit at a temperature unfavourable to these troublesome particles removes the possibility of them moving in.

It’s so important to make sure your air conditioner is working well and is serviced regularly if you or anyone in your family suffers from allergies. Safe & Sure Electricians & Air Conditioning offer competitive installation and servicing rates on air conditioners in the Brisbane area and beyond. For more information, please call us today 3269 9773. 

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