Is air con gas dangerous?
Anyone who has had an air conditioning unit for a few years will probably encounter problems. However, in most cases, all that is required for a minor problem is a quick maintenance job by a professional air con specialist.
Unfortunately, many people ignore the warning signs of a faulty air con unit and allow the problem to become more and more severe through neglect. Even if your problem is minor, after some time without air con maintenance, the problem can spread to other areas and soon become something far more serious.
Commonly associated with malfunctioning units is coolant (refrigerant) leakage, which can be an extreme health hazard with potentially fatal consequences.
In many cases, refrigerant leakage is the result of malfunctioning valves. The seal around these valves can degrade over time. If this happens, it can evaporate into a gas, which the air conditioning unit will then pump into the atmosphere of your office.
It can cause nausea and headaches, as well vomiting, coughing and dizziness. If you spot any of these symptoms among your colleagues or employees, they could be early warning signs of refrigerant poisoning. In which case, you need to turn off your unit and contact us immediately.
Deaths from refrigerant poisoning are not unknown, which makes it more imperative for you to take quick, decisive action.
Don’t underestimate the importance of air con maintenance
A well-maintained air conditioning system can provide your indoor work environment with a wide range of benefits, such as regulating the temperature while keeping you and your employees comfortable, happy, and more productive.
When it comes to maintaining your air conditioning unit, you will need to hire a professional company offering high safety standards. In most cases, you should do this on an annual basis, and rely on reactive air con maintenance where needed. If your company runs multiple units throughout the working day, then it may be wise to increase the frequency just in case.
Though some of the thoughts on this list may appear drastic and ‘dramatic’, thankfully, there’s an easy way to avoid them.
At Mid-Tech, every one of our highly trained engineers is adept at spotting any emerging, current, or developing issues with your system. They can take the appropriate action at once to continue safeguarding the health and comfort of both you and your employees.
So, if you’re interested to learn more about our air con maintenance services, get in touch today. In the meantime, follow our journey on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram for more handy insights.