Your cooling and heating system circulates air throughout your home, and that air should be as clean and healthy as possible. Unfortunately, if mold accumulates in your system, it will compromise your indoor air quality. Read on to learn more about how mold can form in your HVAC system and what you can do to prevent it.
The Relationship Between Mold and HVAC Systems
How Mold Can Develop
Mold thrives in damp environments. If you have an older cooling and heating system, or a newer model that isn’t operating at maximum efficiency, excess moisture can accumulate in your home and the system itself, allowing mold to flourish. This is especially true during the rainy spring months. You may begin to see mold in your home, or you may notice that the air coming through your system has a musty smell. Since mold can contribute to a wide range of health issues, including sinus congestion, asthma, and fungal infections, regular maintenance of your cooling and heating system is crucial to your family’s well-being.
How to Prevent Mold Growth
Upgrading your cooling and heating system is one of the best ways to keep mold from accumulating in your home. Many modern HVAC systems can control humidity, helping to keep mold in check. Because mold often grows in ductwork, switching to a ductless system can greatly reduce your risk of circulating mold spores throughout your home. A mini split system has the benefit of filtering your indoor air with odor-absorbing, anti-allergen filters, as well as being easy to clean.
Weston Bros., Inc. in Queens, NY, has been providing quality HVAC services throughout the borough for over 60 years. Whether you need maintenance and repairs for your existing cooling and heating system, or you’re interested in having a new ductless mini-split system installed, their team of experts is ready to help. They’re also currently offering up to $500 off the purchase of a Mitsubishi Electric® system. Call (718) 793-2000 today to find out more about this deal and get a free quote. You can also visit their website to learn more about their products and services.