Are you getting your aircon ready for 2016 Haze? On 24 Aug 2016, we smelt haze when we walked out from our aircon room after a good night sleep. According to Indonesia Diaster Agency, smoke resulted from forest fire has entered Malacca Strait. Will 2016 haze be as bad as 2015 haze which lasted from September to November 2015? The host spots where forest fires are detected have increased tremendously over the past few days.
Are you prepared for 2016 haze? Have you serviced your Aircon?
2016 Haze has arrived but are we prepared for its arrival? Getting your N95 mask ready is the most common initiative to prepare for the arrival of the haze. How about your aircon? Have you serviced or maintained your aircon recently? What if it is not cold during the haze period? What if the aircon drainage pipe leaks during the haze period? Do you want to avoid the risk of aircon breaking down and having to open your windows to invite the haze? This may affect your health especially babies, senior citizens and people with respiratory problem. It may not be worthwhile to take the risk at the expense of your health. Therefore, it is advisable to schedule for aircon servicing and maintenance now to ensure that your aircon is in good condition to go through the 2016 Haze season. You should include either aircon chemical wash or aircon steam cleaning to ensure that the the aircon is cleaned thoroughly. In addition, you should ask the aircon technician to check the aircon drainage pipe and aircon refrigerant pressure to ensure that the common aircon problems caused by these two issues are addressed. If the aircon drainage pipe is choked, there will be backflow of water and water may start pouring from your aircon unit. If the aircon refrigerant pressure is not at the right level, the aircon may not be cold.
Besides servicing your aircon, your may wish to place a humidifier in your aircon room because outdoor air can be quite dry during the haze season and the indoor aircon air can also be very dry. This may cause some skin problems for those with sensitive skin. The skin may start peeling or you may development itchy skin due to the dryness. A purifier may also help to reduce to pollutants in the room. If you buy the right type of purifier, it should help to remove the conteminants and particles from the air in your room.