For allergy sufferers, removing pollen, dust, mould spores and other particles from the air is essential for everyday health and wellbeing. It’s commonly thought that all air conditioning systems will remove any unwanted allergens from the air, however, without the correct air con filters as well as proper maintenance and servicing of those air filters, allergens will still circulate around your building. Cowan Air has been maintaining, servicing and repairing commercial air conditioning systems in Melbourne since 1990. Read on to find out more about choosing the right air filters for allergy prevention, as well as other air con maintenance tips that can help to lower the risk for allergy sufferers all year round.
Standard Air Con Filters Are Designed to Protect the Air Conditioning System
The main purpose of HVAC filters is to keep dust out of the equipment to prevent damage to the system and ensure running efficiency. If changed regularly, standard air con filters do help to remove some dust from the air, however, they cannot trap the microscopic particles that cause sneezing and wheezing. If the occupants of your business premises are prone to allergies, specialised filters designed to stop tiny particles and allergens should be installed.
Choosing the Right Filters
There are a range of air con filters that have been designed to block much smaller particles, keeping the air cleaner and safer for allergy sufferers. These filters are usually made from densely packed layers of glass fibres instead of paper, making them able to trap even miniscule particles. The best ones can trap more than 99 percent of pollen, dust and smoke particles and prevent them from circulating through the air you breathe every day.
The Right Filter is Only Half the Battle
All air con filters in commercial air conditioning systems requires replacement, sometimes multiple times per year. Allergy-prevention filters often require more frequent replacement than ordinary filters, especially during spring when pollen is high. Additionally, commercial air conditioning systems require regular servicing and cleaning to prevent a build-up of dust and dirt in fans and in ductwork. An experienced air conditioning maintenance expert will be able to recommend the best action plan to keep your equipment circulating the cleanest air possible.
In most commercial buildings, the air cycles through the air con system 5 to 7 times each day. If you are not using the proper air filters and not maintaining your air conditioning system appropriately, there could be large amounts of dust, pollen, dirt, mould and mildew building up within your equipment and in your ducts – all of which could cause serious harm to those who suffer from allergies, asthma or any other respiratory illnesses.
Keep your Workplace Allergen Free with a Commercial Air Conditioning Maintenance Plan
A Cowan Air preventative maintenance plan provides a worry-free solution to ensure that your air con system is operating both effectively and efficiently. Our team will provide recommendations and customize a plan to cover the specific requirements of your equipment and your business.
We offer servicing and maintenance plans for all commercial air conditioning systems as well as a 24-hour breakdown repair service to businesses across Melbourne. To find out more contact us online now or call (03) 8586 1100 to discuss your needs with a friendly consultant.