Given Singapore’s unique climate, using air conditioners all year round is necessary. With so much usage, maintaining indoor air quality is an important issue. This is because indoor air can be ten times more polluted than the outdoors. But did you know your aircon can help you keep the air clean and pollution-free? Here are a few guidelines to follow:
1. Do You Really Need Incense Sticks And Air Fresheners?
People believe incense sticks, air fresheners, candles, etc., help keep the air inside your house fresh and warm. In reality, they do more harm than good. Candles, incense sticks, etc., produce smoke that creates the same harm as cigarette smoke. Similarly, air fresheners contribute significantly to indoor air pollution. Irrespective of whether you use them as plug-ins, misting sprays, heated oils, gels, beads, etc., they often contain toxic chemicals like benzene, formaldehyde, toluene, and other volatile organic compounds. Some of these chemicals are potentially carcinogenic and even affect the nervous system.
Dust, pollen, smoke, etc., are one of the major triggers of indoor air pollution. Similarly, plants, even those that are supposedly believed to be air cleaners collect allergens. If the soil is wet, they could be a source of mild spores.
2. Replace Air Filters In Your Aircon Regularly:
Contact an aircon servicing company in Singapore to replace the air filters regularly as they trap environmental impurities. And don’t forget to wash these filters at least once a week, or every three days, depending on how dirty they’re likely to get. And if you’re planning to replace your air conditioner, consider buying a system that comes with an in-built antibody filter that apparently suppresses viruses within one minute.
3. Check Air Ducts Regularly:
Air ducts distribute hot and cold air throughout the home and keep the atmosphere comfortable. But if the ducts are not maintained regularly or not installed properly, they are likely to accumulate contaminants like dust, dander, and mold. These contaminants will likely spread from one room to another, polluting the entire house. Speak to our aircon servicing professional to learn how to ensure your air ducts circulate clean and fresh air all year round.
4. Control Humidity Inside The House:
Humidity and moisture offer the perfect conditions for mold and mildew to breed, triggering respiratory ailments like asthma, wheezing, and allergies. You can reduce air moisture by using a dehumidifier to maintain consistent humidity levels inside the house. This also helps reduce mold occurrence.
5. Service Your Aircon Regularly:
Regular aircon servicing is a must in Singapore. Ideally, we suggest aircon servicing twice a year. Routine inspection and a thorough cleaning help eliminate dust and allergens and improve air quality. Aircon servicing is also important if you’re moving to a new place. It helps eliminate any existing buildup because you can hardly ever guess what’s lingering in the air ducts. Also, consider sealing the ducts to prevent dust, pollen, dirt, etc., from entering the house.
If you’re worried about indoor air quality in your home, call us at 8771 0850 for a maintenance visit. We’ll help you clean your air and breathe easily.
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