The rainy season may seem like a welcome respite from the scorching summer heat. But the heavy downpours can adversely affect indoor temperatures and humidity levels—quickly turning rooms into favorable environments where bacteria can thrive.
“A person can carry around 37 million bacteria at any given time,” says Harold Pernikar, Consumer Solutions Group Director of Concepcion-Carrier Airconditioning Company (CCAC). “When you are sharing a room with two people, you are actually sharing it with more than a hundred million unwanted guests.”
Additionally, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims that indoor air pollution could be two to five times higher than pollution levels outdoors, making it a leading health concern.
The problem is exponentially magnified during the rainy season, when doors and windows need to be closed to prevent heavy downpours from getting inside. Without safeguards and proper ventilation, rooms become the ideal dwelling place for bacteria.
In line with this, investing in a top-quality air-conditioner will go a long way in ensuring optimum air-quality inside homes and offices, especially during this time of year.
Pernikar explains, “Most people are under the notion that air-conditioners are only for cooling—but this simply isn’t true.”
Carrier air-conditioners come with innovative features, engineered to clean and purify air circulation. The Carrier XPower Silver Inverter AC, one of the brand’s flagship models, has numerous components dedicated to improving air quality.
As the rainy season brings excess humidity in the air, the Carrier XPower Silver Inverter AC works to dehumidify the room to prevent the growth of bacteria—resulting in cleaner air quality.
It is equipped with a Bio Filter, which catches small, airborne particles to neutralize bacteria, fungi, as well as microbes. It releases biological enzymes that dissolve bacteria invisible to the naked eye to prevent re-pollution.
In addition, an Anti-Mildew feature dries up condensed water inside the evaporator to prevent mildew build-ups—which are notoriously known for carrying various allergens and toxins.