Mold is one of the last things you want in your home. It produces spores that can cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks. Your HVAC system is one place where mold can grow and thrive. Maintain good indoor air quality and prevent mold growth in your equipment using these helpful tips.
Schedule Routine Maintenance
Investing in routine maintenance from a reliable company can help maximize the service life of your HVAC system. When your technician visits, they will thoroughly inspect your equipment and perform tune-ups. Professionals can also catch minor issues that could later become costly problems, such as mold growth.
Replace Filters Regularly
Dirty air filters can compromise indoor air quality because they won’t effectively catch contaminants like dirt, pollen and mold. They can also restrict airflow within your HVAC system, straining its components and increasing the risk of malfunctions. Be sure to replace air filters regularly according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Usually, you need to clean or get new filters every 30 to 90 days.
Keep Air Ducts in Good Shape
Over time, dirt, dust, pollen, dander, mold and other air pollutants can accumulate in your ductwork. Mold tends to grow in dark and humid areas like air ducts. Don’t wait for mold growth to occur before having your ductwork professionally cleaned. If it has leaks, schedule an air duct sealing service immediately.
Check and Maintain Drain Pans
Water will collect in the drain pains of your HVAC system if they aren’t sloped correctly. Check and clean these components regularly to prevent this issue. Mold and bacteria can grow in stagnant water and travel to different parts of your heating and cooling system.
Whether you wish to improve your home’s indoor air quality or need HVAC repair & maintenance, Acker Heating & Cooling is here to help. You can always count on our experienced team for efficient heating and cooling solutions. Call us at (706) 425-8774 or fill out our contact form to request an appointment.