Many people would rather avoid mold growth in their homes. Mold can sneak up in many households, even in the most immaculate kept homes. The mold will thrive in humid and dark environments as they feast on dust and debris. Being that it does grow in the cover of darkness, many people do not even realize it is growing in their home until it has grown in excess. From minor irritations to flu-like symptoms, and varying allergic reactions, people can experience a number of symptoms with mold exposure. The materials it grows on can be negatively impacted by mold growth. To help you avoid mold growth as the HVAC system, we at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning would like to take the opportunity to share how you can avoid mold growth.
Does My Air Conditioner Have Mold?
As far as your HVAC system is concerned, the drip pan, coils and ductwork are ideal places for mold to thrive. The presence of mold can mean you and your family are breathing unhealthy since the HVAC system circulates the air throughout your home in its entirety. In addition, other irritations and symptoms, depending on the individual’s sensitivity and tolerance to mold, can lead to coughs, respiratory problems and itchy eyes. Identifying the mold is easy if you know what to look for. To look for mold spores or moisture and condensation, start by regularly evaluating the registers, drip pans, coils, duct work, and other places that can lead to mold growth. In order for you to rely on your nose for assistance, remember mold is not always in plain sight. You will most likely smell a mildew scent throughout your home in the event you currently have a mold problem. Should you flip your system off for 20-30 minutes and the smells dissipate, the mold is likely impacting the HVAC system or ductwork. To avoid mold growth, you can save a lot of headache with preventions as the best method.
How Do You Prevent Mold in Ductwork?
In order to prevent mold from growing on your HVAC system, you should apply the following methods below.
– On a routine basis, the HVAC filters should be replaced every 4-8 weeks.
– Clean drip pans usually.
– In the HVAC equipment, registers, ductwork, prevent the dust and debris from accumulating.
– Call a professional HVAC company, in the event you notice that the HVAC system is affected with any moisture or condensation.
– Makes certain the ductwork is properly sealed.
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The best preventative step is regularly scheduled inspections and maintenance services from a professional. To prevent mold from getting out of hand, make sure to check and clean, the components, especially the ones that are susceptible mold growth. With an inspection in between the tune-ups, the heating system should be scheduled with a tune-up at the end of summer or early fall, schedule the cooling system tune-up at the end of winter or in the early spring. Keep in mind that it is never too late to get the services completed as maintenance services are essential. Contact Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning for maintenance scheduling or if you suspect mold growth on your HVAC system.