Mold loves rain, and since we don’t see a lot of rainfall in Texas, many homeowners believe they don’t have to worry.
But you should!
Leaks around your home and poor ventilation can also lead to mold growth.
Here are 3 ways to keep mold out of your home and away from your air conditioner.
1. Run your AC.
If you didn’t know already, HVAC units were designed to dehumidify rooms. The very first AC was made in a printing plant to help keep the paper straight and the ink dry.
2. Identify and stop leaks.
If you find any leaks in your home, call a professional immediately — don’t let the leaks sit there for weeks on end. Letting water seep into your walls or floors can cause serious damage and it’s much easier to fix a leak than water damage.
3. Check your airflow and ventilation.
Mold loves moisture, and it also loves stale air. Making sure you have proper air flow throughout your home can prevent mold from growing. This means leaving floor vents open in every room and running the exhaust fan in your kitchen, bathroom, and laundry rooms.
Read more: Benefits of an Aprilaire Air Purifier
4. Schedule an air duct cleaning.
A technician will use a device similar to a vacuum cleaner to clean your air ducts and ventilation system. This powerful suction will grab any dust, dirt, debris, or mold that’s blocking your air ducts and compromising your air quality.
Read more: Should You Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned
If it’s been a while since you last got your air conditioner serviced, now is the time to take action. With regular service, a well-kept air conditioner will maintain about 95 percent of its original efficiency throughout its lifetime.
For AC repairs in Richardson, TX, or the surrounding areas, call Rescue Air Heating and Cooling at (972) 201-3253!