How Air Conditioning Guards Provide Easy access for Cleaning And Maintenance

Air conditioning units can gather dust, this is due to them having open spaces that can attract and gather dirt/microbes which causes bacteria to multiply.

Easy access for cleaning and maintenance is key for air conditioning units because dust and dirt can be harmful to inhale for individuals.

Dust can be dangerous to those with respiratory infections and conditions like asthma, and for some, it can even inflict lung disease.

Another thing to keep in mind is, air conditioning units can become difficult to clean due to their positioning on walls. So, an air conditioning guard needs to have easy access for cleaning and maintenance. Read on to find out how…

How Do Air Conditioning Guards Provide Easy Access For Cleaning?

Having guards that have hinges that allow them to drop down is a practical feature to have. These features will provide easy access for individuals to clean properly to get rid of the dust and dirt that is gathered.

With these hinges, guards can be quickly dropped down without any hassle. Traditional air conditioning guards may require 2 or more people to dismantle the guard to thoroughly clean the unit.

Whereas air conditioning guards with easy access provide straightforward access for one person to clean the guard just in a few seconds.

This is particularly important for environments like hospitals. Especially with recent events and risks of hospital-acquired infections, access for cleaning makes sure that hospitals are comfortable and as safe as possible for all service users.

Contour air conditioning guards whether that’s wall/floor mounted or flat panelled provide smooth access for cleaning and maintenance.


Air Conditioning Guards: They’re Hygienic

For ultimate hygiene, Contour manufactures BioCote® at the production stage of air conditioning guards, to offer protection against various microbes such as bacteria, mould and some viruses.

Working together with cleaning regimes and hand hygiene, it delivers essential hygiene protection to minimise the bacteria that can gather in air conditioning units.

BioCote® is a silver-based antimicrobial technology that lasts the lifespan of the air conditioning guards.

In this process, guards are painted using a dry powder coating which incorporates BioCote®. The paint will then seals the guards to protect them against damage and corrosion.



Although maintaining hygiene for your air conditioning units may not be on the top of your priority list -it’s important to have easy access for cleaning and upkeep to preserve the safety of all service users in the environments they’re in.

Contour air conditioning guards are fully bespoke, anti-ligature and strong to protect units to maximise their durability and cleanliness.

It’s no doubt that units can be expensive, so it’s important to protect them with a solid and accessible guard.

To ensure peace of mind, all Contour guards are protected with a 5-year warranty against defects in workmanship and materials for 5 years from the purchase date.

To find out more, talk to an expert today.

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