Mold is a small problem that spirals out of control in the blink of an eye. The reason being is that mold travels through the air through spores, making it spread like wildfire. Even cleaning mold can cause the mold to spread in your home. Since your HVAC handles the air and circulation in your home, it is important to try and keep it mold free. Here are some tips and tricks to keeping mold out of your HVAC system.
Change Your AC filter Regularly
The simple task of changing or cleaning your air filter according to the recommended maintenance schedule can make a drastic difference in your home for many reasons, and assisting to prevent mold is one of them! If your AC filter is clogged, it won’t be able to do its job properly, which includes stopping mold spores from getting into your unit and traveling around your home. If your filter is damp it can be even more of a problem, as mold thrives in damp spaces.
Maintain A Healthy Humidity Level
We may not even think about the humidity in our home and how it affects us. The truth is that it can affect everything from the structure of our homes to our personal health. Since mold can only grow in moist environments, it is important to maintain the level of water in the air by controlling the humidity levels. The ideal humidity level is between 30% and 50%. If the air in your home holds more humidity than that, it is a possibility that you can get mold in your HVAC system. If you find that your humidity level is too high, it might be wise to invest in a dehumidifier to prevent damage, mold, and health risks.
Maintain Your Drain pans
It might be something that slips our mind, but the drain pan is there to collect moisture that drains from your unit. Try to check on the pan periodically and clean it if you notice moisture or standing water in the pan.
Take Advantage of Your Fan
The fan in your AC unit causes the air to circulate. Circulation is an enemy to mold growth, so it is highly beneficial to run it from time to time, or consistently, based on your personal preferences.
Make Sure Your Unit Is Properly Insulated
Insulation is important in many ways. It helps our unit run efficiently and not waste energy, and it helps to prevent moisture and condensation from building up.
Taking little steps to maintain and care for your unit and humidity levels within the home is a great way to avoid dealing with mold. Mold removal can be a long process, so it is best to avoid it however possible. If it can’t be avoided and you happen to find mold lurking in your home, Vortex Restoration and our trustworthy team of experts can help you mitigate the issue and bring your home back to normal. Sometimes mold can pop up when you least expect it, but you can rest easy knowing we offer 24/7 emergency service. Call your mold restoration expert today to put remove any types of molds in your home.