Not only does an air conditioning unit cool your home, but it is also responsible for removing mold-producing
moisture from the air. This task is hugely important, as studies show
that poorly maintained HVAC systems may be sources of serious health risks.
In fact, mold can exacerbate a number of issues, including allergic reactions
like wheezing, watery eyes, rashes, and asthma. In some cases, mold can
even be toxic to you and your loved ones. Professional HVAC maintenance
is the best way to reduce mold and preserve your family’s health
throughout the year.
How Mold Infestations Occur
Mold infestations occur when the amount of spores in the air increases
beyond normal levels. Air conditioners work by ventilating your rooms.
Because the air ducts supply and return airflow to the home, recycled
air can transport mold culture to different areas of the property.
A properly designed, installed, and maintained air conditioning system
should not cause mold to grow in the home. However, when a unit is improperly
sized or installed, mold is a possibility. If a system is the wrong size
for your home, there’s a chance that it will cool the house too
quickly without removing sufficient moisture from the air. The result
is a home that feels cold and clammy rather than pleasantly cool. Additionally,
mold overgrowth can result from improper installation, water drainage
issues, and a lack of regular maintenance.
While mold may seem like a small problem, the fact is that it can cause
serious issues in the home. Not only is mold growth unhealthy for buildings,
but it also affects the quality of air your family is breathing. To protect
your family, it’s a good idea to arrange for regular air quality
evaluations from the Del-Air team.
Don’t Let Mold Ruin Your Day
Some of the effects of mold in the home can be a sore throat, the common
cold, and even tonsillitis. If you suspect you have a mold problem associated
with your HVAC unit, contact the
air conditioning experts of Del-Air right away to protect the health of your family. Whether
you need basic maintenance or a complete system replacement, the Del-Air
team will be there. Call (855) 972-9943, or contact our HVAC experts online, for more information about protecting your family from harmful
mold and keeping everyone comfortable year round.