Australians can face allergies, respiratory and skin problems associated with dust, pollen, and chemicals in the air. Your indoor air is typically two to five times worse than the air outdoors and can aggravate illness. In newly built homes, the allergen level can be 200% higher than older buildings.

The average adult breathes 13,000 litres of air per day and the average Australian spends 90% of their time indoors, so it’s important to consider the air quality in your home or office.

There are three classes of indoor air contamination. These are: particulates, microorganisms and volatile organic compounds. We outline each one below.

Particulate matter

Size: 0.3 to 10 microns (the average cross-section of a human hair is 50 microns)

Examples: Mites, pollen, spores, pet dander

Associated problems: Asthma, emphysema, lung disease, allergies, chronic bronchitis, constricted airways, sinus problems, mould and fungal infections particulates


Size: Bacteria -0.2 to 5 microns; Virus -0.005 to 0.1 microns

Examples: Bacteria, colds, influenza, viruses

Associated problems: Influenza, common colds, tuberculosis, legionella, pulmonary disease, digestive problems

Volatile Organic Compounds

Size: 0.001 to gas molecules

Examples: Cooking, pesticides, building materials, outdoor pollution

Associated problems: Headaches, dizziness, respiratory illness, constriction of airways, fatigue, eye/nose/throat irritation

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Heating and Cooling Systems

When it comes to choosing an air conditioning system that will not only heat and cool effectively but also purify your indoor air, we recommend an AirSmart small duct system. AirSmart’s Indoor Environment System employs a world leading purification process to clean your indoor air. Firstly, its high efficiency filtration traps particles including mould, bacteria, dust, dander and pollen. Then it neutralises bacteria, mould and viruses, and lastly, eliminates odours and volatile organic compounds. This results in up to 97% reduction of particulates and up to 90% reduction in chemical fumes and odours.

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Benefits of AirSmart

There are so many benefits to having an AirSmart small duct air conditioning system in your dwelling.

Best indoor air quality
Reduce family and office sickness, eliminate pet odour, sleep soundly and clean less!

Efficient operation
AirSmart’s smaller ducts result in up to 50% reduction on operating costs and are up to 300% more efficient than traditional systems.

Minimal grilles
AirSmart ducts can be installed in floors, ceilings and between walls without compromising performance or aesthetic.

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For more information on small duct air conditioning in Adelaide, contact Glow. We are experts in small duct systems and are always happy to answer your questions and provide a quote.

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