Are Deadly Toxins Lurking Inside Your Air-Conditioning Unit?
Dirty air-conditioners can trigger nasal congestion, breathing problems, headaches, fatigue, irritated skin, itchy eyes, nausea, asthma or allergies for you or your family members.
And if you’re like most homeowners, there’s up to a 60% chance you’re at risk, according to Josh Martin, one of Sydney’s leading air-conditioning engineers.
While a clean, healthy air-conditioner protects your health (causing less outdoor air pollution to circulate indoors) and saves lives during intense heat waves - a malfunctioning unit is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria.
Termed ‘sick building syndrome’ in the 70’s and 80’s, it disperses germs into your home for your family to breathe in.
In fact, according to Dr. Michelle Bell, a professor of environmental health at Yale University, these airborne pollution particles can even raise your risk of hospital admissions and premature death due to cardiovascular issues.
What’s more, if the coolant leaks via a malfunctioning Schrader valve (an internal mechanism that recharges the unit with refrigerant) which degrades over time, it can evaporate into an extremely dangerous gas which is pumped into your home and can lead to…
Vomiting, Coughing, Dizziness - and Even Fatal Consequences
That’s the bad news.
The good news is it’s easy to protect your family from the downsides. All it takes is a regular service of your air-conditioning system via an AM2PM air-conditioning engineer, and their 5-step PEG Blueprint which includes:
Step 1: Identify the problems
During this stage, our technicians check each and every element of the machine to identify the right approach for getting everything in optimum condition.
Step 2: Clean and replace the air-conditioner filter
If you haven’t attended to your filter for some time, your unit will be working far harder than it needs to in order to push out clean, cool air.
What’s more, the dust-clad filters obstruct airflow, and decrease the amount of air being circulated around your home.
And according to James Sublett, MD. past president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology” if you never clean it, your fan could burn out.
Step 3: Electrically test the unit
Here we check the amperage to see if it is drawing more current than it should be, similar to a leaking car that’s burning oil.
The fuses in the disconnect block are also checked, as is the access panel. Before replacing any parts, we check for rodents’ nests of any evidence of chewing on wires.
Step 4: Check the gas levels
The next thing we check is your gas levels, because low refrigerant is one of the more common causes of repair needs for air conditioning systems. It’s important to ensure it’s circulating freely and there are no blockages.
If there is a blockage, depending on the severity, we flush it out or recommend a replacement.
Step 5: Mould check
Finally, we check for mould which can make your family sick if it’s left unchecked.
While the microscopic spores are too tiny to see, they can irritate and inflame your lungs and cause coughing, sinusitis, sneezing, bronchitis, bronchitis, allergic reations and even asthma attacks.
Via this proven process, our trained engineers will get your air-conditioner back to peak condition quickly, in order to safeguard your family’s health, without breaking the budget.
What’s more, if you’re not 100% satisfied with the service just let us know within 30 days for a full “no questions asked, no hoops to jump through” refund.