Gyms, Not a Breath of Fresh Air

Is the air quality at your gym toxic?

How our breathing is affected when we exercise?

Two of the most important organs we use when exercising: our hears and our lungs.

Our lungs bring oxygen into our body, to provide energy and remove carbon dioxide.

Our heart pumps the oxygen around our body to the muscles that we use during exercise.

Our muscles work harder, our body uses more oxygen and therefore produces more carbon dioxide.

To handle the extra demand on our bodies, our breathing has to increase from about 15 times a minute (at resting 12 litres of air) to a whopping 40-60 times a minute (100 litres of air).

During exercise, we are more susceptible to airborne particles because we are breathing deeper and putting stress on our cardio and respiratory system.

The whole purpose of going to the gym is to get healthy.  So why would you risk your health by breathing in toxic indoor air?  Your gym’s indoor air quality could be contaminated as a result of dirty air conditioning system.

People that work out longer or more often have the potential to inhale more harmful substances into their lungs, as they are exposed to these conditions for longer periods of time and their breathing rates are increased.

The air pollutants are also particularly high during peak exercise times when dust and other particles are stirred up and all the gym users are huffing and puffing and producing more carbon dioxide.  These particles are then recycled through the air conditioning system and blown back into the gym for occupants to inhale.

Gyms – not a breath of fresh air.

It is important that you are aware of your surroundings and if you do notice the air conditioner at your gym is contaminated, let the staff know straight away.  Sanitair can clean and sanitise the air conditioner and offer a 12 month mould free guarantee to ensure all room occupants breath clean healthy air, guaranteed.

If you suffer from asthma or respiratory illness you are more at risk of an attack with a contaminated air conditioning system. If you smell a stale (dirty sock) odour it is more than likely the air conditioning system.

Find out if your gym has had their air conditioners cleaned regularly by your local Sanitair HVAC hygienist 1800 130 168. Sanitair also offer FREE Health assessments!

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What’s Hiding Under Your Hood?

When you last time you looked under the Hood?

Overtime your air conditioner will accumulate a build up of dust, dirt, DNA, pet dander and any other airbourne particle it has filtered from the indoor air. This will build up on the filters and on the indoor coils of your air conditioner.

Your air conditioner will be working harder to cool / heat the air because of the build up.  Increasing your energy costs and reducing the life of your system.

The contamination will be blown back into the room air for occupants to inhale….  Not a nice thought especially when we find so many pests and sometimes rodents decaying in the systems.

Local Sanitair HVAC Hygienists are professionally trained to clean and sanitise all the hard to get to places and they have specialised equipment and products to make sure the job is done properly and restore your air conditioner to as new condition.  Asthma & Allergy friendly to ensure your system is sanitised and not causing any further problems for allergy sufferers.

If you have never had your air conditioner professionally cleaned then you could be in for some surprises.

Call Sanitair Today and Breathe Clean AirFreecall 1800 130 168. We have technicians located across Australia in every state and territory.

 

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Aircon Energy Saving Tips

Simple Aircon Energy Saving Tips

  • Air Con setting: Set your air conditioner on 25°C and you will save $$$$$. The higher your setting the more money you will save. Visit the Ergon Energy Calculator and see how much you can save.
  • Insulation: If the room you are trying to cool is not insulated, your air conditioner will have to work harder to cool the room down. You will have to set your air con on a lower temperature to get the room to the desired temperature. You may have to set on 20°C to get the indoor temperature to 24°C and this will cost you money $$$
  • Close Doors and Windows: It goes without saying, close the doors and windows to stop the cool air from escaping and to stop the heated air coming into the room
  • Use the fan: If you have a ceiling or floor fan use it to move the air around the room.
  • Cleaning your air conditioning: Cleaning the filters alone can save you up to 10% on energy costs.  Having the coils professionally cleaned will save up to 28% on energy costs, call your local Sanitair HVAC Hygienist 1800 130 168. Not only will you save money but you will improve your indoor air quality.


Your air conditioner temperature impacts your power bills and is key to keeping your energy costs under control. See the case study below:



However, if your indoor air conditioner coils are blocked with dust, dirt, DNA, pet dander, cooking oils, mould or bacteria it will work harder to cool the room. If you haven’t had a professional Air conditioning clean on your system in the last 3 years, you are more than likely using more energy than you should.

Call a Sanitair HVAC hygienist 1800 130 168 we have over 55 branches across Australia

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What’s involved in a Sanitair Premium Clean & Sanitise?

Sanitair™ Premium Aircon Clean & Sanitise

What do you get for your money?

 

  1. A local Sanitair™ HVAC Hygienist will travel to your home or business.

All Sanitair technicians are professionally trained, locally owned, insured and police checked. Our technicians are courteous, respectful and will leave no mess.

  1. Carry out a Functionality & Operational Test

This is so you know your system and remote control is functioning properly and safe to use.

  1. Removal of Evaporator Cover – Clean & Sanitise

Allows for access to the coils for correct and thorough cleaning of coils and casing.

  1. Low pressure Clean of Evaporator Coils

Removal of bulk and biological contaminants will make your system run more efficiently reducing your running costs by up to 28%. Your aircon will cool better, smell better and deliver healthier air for your family and friends.

  1. Low pressure Clean of Air well & Fan/Blower

Thorough cleaning of the evaporator fan/blower will increase the air flow reducing the time required to condition a room to your desired temperature. Correct cleaning of blower will also remove unwanted noises caused by imbalanced fans resulting in quieter operation. Your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard and therefore will last longer and also add to the operational cost savings.

  1. Condensate Pan & Drain Flush

Correct cleaning with a mix of mechanical and non-toxic & environmentally friendly cleaning solutions will ensure your system will be free of biological contaminants including Mould, Bio-Films and other harmful pathogens. Correct cleaning not only removes biological contaminant but is good insurance against unwanted system leaks that can damage property.

  1. Filter Clean & Sanitise

Cleaning and sanitising of filters should be carried out by homeowners every 3 months, but included in a Sanitair premium clean we will de-grease and sanitise your filters restoring them to as new condition.

  1. Application of Protectair™ Biological Coil Protection(12 Month Mould FREE Guarantee)

The final part of a Sanitair Premium Service is the application of Protectair™ BCP. This protective treatment will ensure that your evaporator coils are Mould Free for 12 Months and that is our Guarantee. This proprietary formula also has a deodorising effect and increases operational efficiency, saving you further.

  1. Outdoor Condenser Coil Flush.

This condenser clean also forms part of a normal Sanitair premium clean if the condenser is located on the ground level. Even though the outdoor unit has nothing to do with the indoor air quality, the removal of pet dander, grass clippings and dirt also contribute to the further reduction in running costs. (Unfortunately, due to Workplace Health & Safety laws outdoor condensing units mounted above 2.4 meters cannot be cleaned by one man.)

 


Contact your local Sanitair HVAC Hygienist on Free call 1800 130 168 to find out more about the Sanitair Premium Aircon Clean & Sanitise.

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