Singapore is commonly affected with the haze. During this season, everything changes. From the outside scenes, to the indoor settlements, to the health conditions, everything takes a different dimension. When the gaze floods the air, it tends to affect the respiratory system of the Singaporeans. The haze can also affect the eyes and the skin. For that matter, specific measures need to be taken for the sake of staying safe and healthy. A number of mistakes have been reported on the Pollutant Standard Index in relation to the haze. Here is a look at some of the mistakes to avoid during the haze season in Singapore;
1. Staying outdoors for long
Singapore is one of the busiest countries in Southeast Asia, and for that, there are a lot of people who are found outside during the day. The good thing is that even the bosses are afraid of the lethal and unhealthy fumes of haze. This calls for people to stay indoors as much as possible. If you like unwinding and taking a break outside during the day, you might want to check on that. The haze will fill the skies and for that, staying outdoors will only expose you to the lethal smoke. If you want to have a family get together and enjoy some meals, just stay indoors, for the sake of your health.
2. Ignoring the importance of an air conditioner
The aircon has been designed to get rid of the unwanted air, whether hot or cold. Also, it helps to purify the air in the house. If you need to get rid of any possible haze in the house, an aircon is what you need. Ensure that you choose a high-quality air conditioner that can handle the heavy fumes of haze. You might want to ask the provider and learn about the features and functions of the air conditioner. Find a licensed technician to install the air conditioner as expected.
3. Ignoring the aircon servicing
Another mistake that many Singaporeans make is that they install an air conditioning unit in their homes, but fail to service it. The aircon servicing is one of the things that will help to extend the life of your air conditioner. Also, it helps to get rid of the particles and smoke residues in the air conditioner. The PSI index has reported that a number of Singaporeans have respiratory problems during the haze season, especially as a result of a broken down system. For that, when you have an aircon installed in your house, you might want to hire for the servicing.
4. Allowing the smoke to enter the house
Inasmuch as staying indoors is advised, keeping the smoke out is equally recommended. Many people tend to leave their doors and windows open. Whether you want to pick the newspaper or you are picking a mail in the box, always ensure that the windows and doors are closed. This will help to keep the smoke outside and in turn, it will help to boost the performance of the aircon unit. Excess smoke residue in the air filters of the air conditioner will ruin its performance.
5. Choosing the wrong air-conditioner
If the air conditioner is not stable enough and it is not of a high quality, it might not purify the air inside your house as expected. There are fake brands of air conditioning units, which do not have the right amount of energy and strength to handle thick fumes of smoke. As a result, the fumes will get stuck in the air filters and other vital components of the air conditioner. This will lead to a breakdown of the aircon, which will not be able to filter the air. For that, the unhealthy haze fumes will remain inside the house and that will leave you susceptible to the lethal effects of the fumes. Ensure that you choose an air conditioner that is recognized and one that has the Energy Star label. This will assure you of a system that can get rid of the unhealthy haze from the house.
6. Ignoring the relevant supplies
During the haze season, there are some supplies that will help to keep you safe and free of any unwanted infections. Some of them include the gloves and mask. The fumes are thick and they will literally settle on the skin when you spend some time outside. For instance, if you are bare-hands outdoors, the fumes will settle on your hands. In case you enter the house and fail to wash your hands, the germs and other microorganisms will be transferred wherever you touch. If you eat without washing your hands as expected, you will transact some infections that can be lethal to your system. You will also need to ensure that you wear a mask when you step outdoors. This will help to keep you safe from the haze.
7. Ignoring the symptoms of infections
Many people also tend to ignore the symptoms of the haze-related infections. In case you notice any slight symptom, you will want to check with your doctor for further examination. This will help to limit the chances of spreading the infections inside the house. If the child has any mere symptoms, you will want to ensure that you take them to the doctor as soon as possible. Do not ignore any sign, regardless of its complexity.
8. Lack of contacting a professional technician
A number of Singaporeans have complained of failing to fix an aircon that has broken down. This is mostly as a result of inexperience and lack of the know-how. When you notice that your system is not keeping the air in the house clean enough, you will want to contact a professional technician. The technician will troubleshoot the system and ensure that it functions accordingly.
Generally, ensure that you stay safe during the haze season. Above all, have a reliable air conditioning unit installed in your house. Take enough water during this season and ensure that you use the right procedure to eliminate the dust from the sofa and other sensitive areas. Have your aircon serviced frequently for the sake of avoiding costly outcomes.