Mold, mildew and bacteria in your HVAC system can result in serious health issues, including allergy flare-ups, asthma attacks, and respiratory problems. If you’re a concerned Plano, Texas, homeowner looking to fight back against these organisms, here are some things you should know.
Moisture Is the Root of the Problem
Mold and mildew can’t thrive without moisture, so keeping it in check is crucial to keeping these types of spores at bay. Unfortunately, we can’t always see problems areas in HVAC systems, including ductwork where allergens take root.
Moisture also accumulates in drain pains, coils, and other HVAC components susceptible to condensation. This environment can transport mold spores from one area of the home to livable spaces, reducing your indoor air quality.
Your annual HVAC maintenance service includes a complete system assessment to check for these issues. If you do have a moisture problem, your HVAC technician can recommend effective solutions.
Change Air Filters Regularly
Today’s HVAC air filters are designed to trap mold. When the filters are clogged and can’t do their job properly, spores can pass through, causing ill effects on your whole family. Changing your air filters every one to three months can boost your indoor air quality and maintain proper air flow.
Understand the Big Picture
Mold and mildew isn’t just an HVAC-related problem. Unfortunately, these allergens prefer the same temperature range as we do — anywhere from 60 to 80 degrees. Indoor mold and mildew can spread to carpeting, drywall, wood, fabrics, paper, cardboard, and other surfaces, eating away at prized possessions and destroying furniture.
It’s important to keep these surfaces clean and dry to prevent these types of growth. Even better, a whole-home dehumidifier paired with your HVAC system can eliminate the moisture that these allergens need to thrive.
Don’t let mold and mildew win. Call Samm’s Heating and Air Conditioning at (214) 251-4438 to schedule your HVAC maintenance or indoor air quality service. Together, we can identify potential problem areas and get rid of unhealthy mold spores for good, helping everyone in your home breathe easier.
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