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Protect Yourself From Air Pollution Year Round

Protect Yourself From Air Pollution Year Round

Air pollution can result from natural or human-related activities and can harm your health. It includes everything from pollen, dust and mould spores to exhaust fumes coming from motor vehicles and fine particles from burning wood, coal and other fossil fuels. Poor air quality can cause headaches, nausea and general discomfort to the eyes, throat, nose irritation and more.

Modern, high-quality split systems can help protect you from air pollution by filtering out allergens, bacteria, viruses, mould and other pollutants as well as providing humidifying and ventilating capabilities.

Woman using air purifier indoors to prevent against air pollution.

Risks of Air Pollution

Air pollution can cause or exacerbate a wide range of mild and serious health conditions. While it’s bad for everyone, people are particularly at risk include:

  • Asthma sufferers
  • Children
  • Pregnant women
  • Elderly people
  • People with heart disease or respiratory diseases
  • Active adults who exercise outdoors
  • People with diabetes

Indoor Air Pollution

We spend an increasingly large amount of our time indoors, whether at home or at work, school, restaurants and other commercial and public buildings. Unfortunately, indoor spaces have air that can be five times more polluted than the air outside according to a study by the Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Change.

Indoor air can be contaminated by gas stoves or heaters, wood burners and even carpets and rugs, which can emit volatile organic compounds throughout their lifetime, whether brand new or decades old. The biggest problem with indoor air pollution is that we don’t know exactly what bad the long-term effects are.

How a Quality Air Conditioner Helps

High-quality split systems such as a top of the line Daikin use High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters to capture 99.95 per cent of common airborne particles. These can capture allergens as small as 0.1 micrometres. This is tiny compared to human hair, which is around 70 micrometres. Air purifiers eliminate airborne particles as well as bacteria and odours, contributing to a healthier more comfortable lifestyle in your home.

How HEPA Filters Work

Contaminants in the air are filtered through six different layers:

  1. Streamer Discharge Unit, which enables oxidative bacteria decomposition
  2. Prefilter, which captures larger particulates such as dust and allergens
  3. Plasma Ioniser, which charges any dust and pollen making it easy to collect
  4. Electrostatic Filter, which catches ionised dust and pollen
  5. Titanium Apatite Deodorising Filter, which captures microscopic particles, decomposes odours and deactivates bacteria
  6. Deodorising Catalyst Filter, which decomposes any remaining formaldehyde and odours, keeping your air clean, fresh and odour free.

Quality HVAC Systems in Melbourne

Avoid potential health problems and ensure a comfortably indoor climate all year round with a quality split system. Efficient Pure Plumbing is the Melbourne expert in heating and cooling, with over 20 years of experience. From ducted air conditioning to quality split systems, we have a range of modern heating and cooling solutions. Call us today for a free quote on 03 9792 3261 or contact us online.

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