Indoor Air Pollutants are they bad for your health and keeping your aircon well maintained

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Indoor Air Pollutants are they bad for your health?

Contrary to popular belief, many pollutants originate indoors.

The United States’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported that indoor air can be anywhere from two to five times more contaminated than outdoor air.


The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that approximately 4.3 million people die annually due to indoor air pollution — around 600,000 more than those killed by outdoor air pollution.


Here in Singapore, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) do their part by having guidelines for Indoor Air Quality regulations in our offices.


So, we should do our part for the well-being of our family’s health by keeping our homes clean & well-ventilated. And to get our home air-conditioners regularly maintain.

Why do we need to keep our home air-conditioners regular maintained?

Because some of these indoor pollutants thrive in the environment found within the air-con units!

Especially Dust & Moisture

Dust an accumulation of dead skin cells, carpet fibres, and dirt. These dusts are often found in the air-con filters and should be periodically clean. While dust might seem harmless, dust mites and allergies can be a hindrance to our health and especially those with Asthma.

When moisture accumulates, it becomes subject to a host of moisture-related health hazards, including mould, mildew, and dust mites, all of which can cause allergies and shortness of breath when breathed in. The aircon unit if not well maintain can result in a build up of water in the drain pan & tray a perfect environment for mould to grow in.

So, make sure to keep your air-conditioners under a routine maintenance.

Replace your air filters when they have worn out.

Bio-Antibody filters are also available and can be fitted between the suction grills and the air filters of the air-conditioners. When the virus in the air come into contact with the bio-anti-body filter, 99.9% of the transmissible virus will be suppressed on to the filter and will die off as the virus is unable to survive on the filter.