The Perils of Neglecting your Air Conditioner

  • Wednesday, 28th October, 2015

Ducted air conditioning works as a cycle where conditioned air is generated, distributed into the rooms, drawn back into the system via a return air grille and recycled. Therefore if the system is not cleaned promptly there can be major consequences.

For instance, newborn babies have no immune systems to fight off harmful bacteria. Here is a story about a newborn baby and mother completely unaware of the bacteria leaking from the air conditioner in their hospital room. Inevitably making the baby sick a week after being born.

As the story goes they asked to be relocated to a different room but the nurses insisted that someone was coming to fix the air conditioning “soon”. Two days later the air con was fixed but the damage was done. The baby got infections in both ears and the flu as a newborn from all the moisture and bacteria particles being dispersed around the room.

Keeping your air conditioner clean and maintained is critically important for you and your family’s health.


Most people don’t think about what could be inside their air conditioning unit. In fact there are a number of things that you could be breathing in through your air conditioning unit such as large amounts of dust and dirt, mould, mildew, and fungi which can get trapped in your unit. Plus the temperature and moisture of air conditioners creates the perfect breeding atmosphere for bacteria to grow if not cleaned properly.

Symptoms of sickness caused by uncleaned air conditioning include:

  • Increased allergens
  • Fatigue
  • Coughing, throat irritation
  • Congestion, wheezing
  • Asthma attacks
  • Flu like illness
  • Respiratory tract infections
  • Legionella Disease (in extreme cases)

Professional cleaning services

Quality Air offers professional cleaning services for your air conditioning units, whether it is ducted or split systems. Having assurance that your family is safe, healthy and happy in their home is very important as bacteria in your unit is preventable. Especially if you have a baby in your home as it is where they spend most of their infant years.

Why take the risk? Get your air conditioner serviced and cleaned professionally. Call our friendly service team on 07 3395 7633 or click here to fill out your details so we can book your service in today.

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