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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Tips on Cleaning Your Air Conditioner

Tips on How to Clean Your Air Conditioner!

Overtime dust, dirt, and debris build up in your reverse cycle air conditioning unit and as a result your costs for cooling/heating your home/office or electricity bill go through the roof.

This build up in the air conditioning system causes the air conditioner to be less efficient.  The air conditioner will have to work harder to achieve proper air flow so room occupants can enjoy cooler indoor temperatures.

If Dirty, your air conditioning uses more power which means a higher electricity bill.

High electricity bills are not the only problem you face with a dirty air conditioner.  All that build-up of bacteria, mould, pet dander, DNA, skin squames, dust mites etc, can have an ill effect on your health.  Your indoor air quality will be contaminated because the air conditioner recycles that dirty air back into the room which can make you more prone to illness, allergies and respiratory problems.

You need to minimise your energy costs and improve your indoor air quality by making sure that you clean your air conditioning system regularly.

Summer is only just around the corner and we are set for high temperatures this season.  Before you turn the system on check the filters are free from contamination.  This is very simple to do and as a result of cleaning just the filters you can improve your energy costs by up to 10%. It is best to clean your filter every 12 weeks or more regularly dependent on what is filtered through the air conditioner.  For example, a kitchen air conditioner should have the filters cleaned a lot more regularly than a bedroom air conditioner because of the cooking fats & oils that get filtered through the system.

Switch the system off, flip up the casing and remove the filters.  Using a vacuum clean and remove the contamination on the filter.

While you have the filters out have a look at the coils (behind the filter) if you can see a build up on the coils you will need to get a professional air conditioner clean.  A professional Sanitair HVAC hygienist can clean the air conditioners coils and improve your energy costs by up to 28% and offer a 12 month mould free guarantee.

Don’t forget to clear the debris from the exterior unit afterwards. According to experts, there should be around at least half a metre of clear space surrounding the exterior unit. If there is debris blocking this space, the air around the unit won’t be able to flow freely,

If time is important to you, engage in a professional HVAC Hygienist – Freecall 1800 130 168 for your local Sanitair HVAC Hygienist and get it done properly.

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Sanitair Enhanced Corrosion Protection

Beachside Holiday Apartments are improving their appearance!

Port Macquarie is an attractive holiday destination with a colourful history, abundant ocean and river fishing, ocean beaches with exceptional surfing spots, spectacular nature reserves and hiking trails. There are many activities to entertain the entire family.

Based at Flynn’s Beach, Port Macquarie is Beachside holiday apartments. Their spacious self-catering apartments come with all equipment and furnishings to make your holiday an unforgettable one. They offer a ‘home away from home’ experience with plenty of room for the whole family, home-cooked meals and stunning ocean views from your very own patio.

Sanitair’s local Port Macquarie/Taree technician, David Levy is currently treating the corrosion on the outdoor condenser units at Beachside Holiday Apartments. This service is known as the Sanitair Enhanced Corrosion Protection Service.

Condenser units remain outside and therefore are constantly exposed to the environment. The Sanitair ECP service has many benefits, which include: extended life of equipment, improved visual appearance for customers, saving money in the long haul as it protects the unit from further corrosion.

If you have noticed a rust corrosion on your outdoor systems, ask your local Sanitair technician about our Enhanced Corrosion Protection Service. Call 1800 130 168 or visit www.sanitair.com.au

 

Before and after a Sanitair Enhanced Corrosion Protection Service

Sanitair Enhanced Corrosion Protection Sanitair Enhanced Corrosion Protection

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Sanitair donates

Sanitair donates funds to Cystic Fibrosis Australia’s research for a cure!  

May was National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. Across the country, thousands of volunteers came together to raise awareness about this devastating disease and share their story of hope and progress.

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a relatively common inherited disease in which from infancy there are recurrent chest infections causing lung damage, intestinal malabsorption leading to severe malnutrition and growth failure, and there is an excess of salt in the sweat. Untreated, the condition is usually fatal in infancy or early childhood. With treatment, the average life expectancy of people who live to adulthood is about 37 years and this is increasing. (Credit: Cystic Fibrosis Australia)

 

Facts about Cystic Fibrosis

  • There is currently no cure
  • In Australia, one in 2,500 babies are born with CF, that’s one every four days
  • There are over a Million carriers of CF in Australia
  • Since 1986, all newborns have been subject to a heel prick test for diagnosis
  • People with CF are not encouraged to socialise with each other. The risk of cross-infection and exacerbation of lung conditions is too great. CF can be a lonely existence.

 

Sanitair donates to Cystic Fibrosis Australia

For the month of May, a number of local Sanitair technicians donated a percentage of every Premium Split System Service they carried out. The funds go toward Cystic Fibrosis Australia’s 65 Roses national fundraising campaign to be used as research for a cure.

Sanitair Australia CEO, Craig Jefferies presents Justine Foulkes on behalf of Cystic Fibrosis Australia with a cheque for $1079.00.

This donation was made possible with thanks to Todd and Mel Kelly, Sanitair Townsville and the fundraising efforts of their fellow Sanitair licensees;

Todd Kelly – Sanitair Townsville

Graham Sundin -Sanitair Northern Rivers

Trent Barnett – Sanitair Central Coast

Shaun Ellwood – Sanitair Gold Coast

Johno Greatbatch – Sanitair Orange

David Chen – Sanitair Chatswood

David McGlashan – Sanitair Adelaide

Gerry Duff – Sanitair Brisbane

Jim Collins – Sanitair Tweed Heads

Philip Tiedemann – Sanitair Fraser Coast

Robert Green – Sanitair Tasmania

John Fleay – Sanitair Sunshine Coast

David Levy – Sanitair Port Macquarie

Joe McGrail-Bateup – Sanitair Canberra

 


 

Company details: Since 2005, Sanitair Australia have been Cleaning and Sanitising all brands and types of air conditioning systems, specialising in Split System Air Conditioning which includes Hi wall, 4 Way, Under Ceiling and Floor Cassettes. Sanitair also provides specialist maintenance for both Domestic and Commercial Ducted air conditioning systems. Sanitair technicians are located in every state and territory of Australia.

Contact Details: 07 5523 2228

Location: Australia wide | Head office: Tweed Heads, NSW 2486

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Would you let a carpet cleaner clean your expensive air conditioner?

Well, if you had have heard the stories from some of our customers experiences you would probably answer no. Businesses are always looking for ways to increase revenues and whilst there is nothing wrong with this in principle, many expand by entering into markets that they know little or nothing about to the detriment of consumers and their property.

Over the last 10 years we have seen more and more companies offering air conditioning cleaning as an additional service to their core business. For example, the carpet cleaning industry is one market segment offering air conditioning cleaning with no specific industry backed training or qualifications.

The cleaning of carpet is very different to the professional cleaning and sanitising of an air conditioner that contains expensive electronic and mechanical parts.

 

Aircon Cleaning Experiences

We have heard too many times from consumers that have had negative experiences with carpet cleaning companies who have been engaged to clean their air conditioner without knowing the questions to ask before they were engaged.

Many customers of these companies have experienced damaged to their air conditioners after receiving extremely poor and unprofessional aircon cleaning services. Unfortunately, with the majority of these bad consumer experiences the companies involved did not accept responsibility and did not offer to repair the damage. Unprofessional companies choose to blame the equipment, customer and/or coincidence, leaving the customer with no choice but to pay for expensive repair bills.

The benefits of having your air conditioner professionally cleaned are numerous from better health, increased performance, quieter operation, odour removal and reduced energy consumption.

 

If you are considering having your air conditioners professionally cleaned you need to ask yourself these questions;

  1. Does the provider have experience in Professional air conditioning cleaning and sanitising?
  2. How long has the provider been offering this clean?
  3. Does the service provider Guarantee their work?

 

Sanitair Australia offers over 15 years of experience

Sanitair Australia’s core business is air conditioning cleaning and sanitising, and have provided over 50,000 cleans for Domestic, Commercial and Government customers.

Sanitair™ Australia have been involved with air conditioning and indoor quality for over 15 years providing cleaning, sanitising of air conditioning along with indoor air quality sampling and analysis.

All Sanitair Technicians hold $20Million Public Liability Insurance and hold Police Check Certification.

To inquire further about a Sanitair AirCon Clean or to book, Free Call 1800 130 168

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