Here in Florida, almost everyone has an air conditioning unit battle with both the heat and intolerable humidity. After all, these conditions can affect your home’s comfort and have a negative impact on your family’s health. While AC systems do a good job of removing humidity from the home, over time, the damp air, combined with dust and debris that get past the air filter, begin to accumulate inside the air handler, blower, and even the duct system. In the long run, mold can grow inside your AC unit, a development that is highly dangerous for you and your loved ones. Understanding how mold affects your AC unit is crucial to protecting your family for the long haul. Understanding Mold Growth Mold usually starts to grow on the evaporator coil, where the condensate pan is located, which is always full of water. Over time, the mold particles travel into the air, causing respiratory problems for those living in the home. In fact, a person residing in an environment plagued by mold can suffer from a wide range of conditions, including asthma and allergies. The issue can be particularly severe for infants, young children, elderly family members, and women who are pregnant. To ensure all mold is removed, the ducts, evaporator, and blower should be thoroughly cleaned by a professional. Not only does cleaning out these components reduce the presence of mold and other contaminants, but it also helps your system to do its job more efficiently. The end result is that your family breathes easier while you spend far less on cooling costs. Schedule Your AC Tune-Up with Del-Air Once a professional has removed all possible traces of mold from your unit, it’s important to replace your air filter monthly and receive regular maintenance visits from the technicians of Del-Air. Doing this should help your air conditioning unit remain effective and mold-free. Leaders in heating and cooling system services, Del-Air, offer multiple annual maintenance packages so clients can choose the best options for their needs. Call (855) 972-9943 today for a free maintenance consultation with one of our technicians and rest assured knowing your air conditioning unit is in the best of hands.
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