How to Prevent Mold Growth in HVAC Systems

air conditioning units

Mold is an enemy to air conditioning systems and homeowners alike. It not only triggers allergic reactions but can cause damage to your HVAC unit as well. Unfortunately, mold grows easily in moisture-rich areas where dirt accumulates over time, such as your heating and cooling system.

It’s crucial to keep mold growth at bay as much as possible because of the way it can affect your health and that of your family. On top of that, getting rid of mold helps you avoid HVAC damage and air conditioning repair expenses.

Here are some tips to help prevent mold growth in your HVAC system:

Drain Water

Drain pans are responsible for water collection in air conditioning systems. They should be emptied regularly to avoid water stagnation, with pans that are sloped to aid the water is draining. Otherwise, you’re creating a condition conducive to mold growth.

Clean Filters

It goes without saying that AC filters should be checked and cleaned regularly. Wet, dirty filters will allow room for mold to grow and spread spores around your house, so a clean filter is a must-have.

Apply Mold Inhibitors

Don’t settle for the usual HVAC maintenance services. Instead, look for contractors that offer mold inhibitors as part of their regular maintenance service. Mold inhibitors can be applied to all the components of an AC system to prevent the growth of mold and mildew.

Clean Air Intake Vents

Microbes, pollutants, and organic matter can easily be transported through the air and sucked in by your HVAC. Prevent this from happening by cleaning the area surrounding your AC unit and making sure that your HVAC system is located far from organic materials and dirty objects. 

Need Help From the Experts?

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