Mold is not something that you want to grow in your home or business, and it can easily make its way into your HVAC system. Your heating and air conditioning system works with a ventilation system that runs throughout the space in order to provide you with the comfortable air that you desire. Unfortunately, this ventilation system is warm, dark, and can be damp, which provides the perfect home for mold. High Desert residents can work with us at Elite Climate Control in order to prevent mold from developing their HVAC system.
How Can I Prevent Mold in my HVAC System?
- Make sure that you do not have a leaking AC unit. When the air conditioner leaks, it pools water within the system and allows mold to grow. If you do discover mold in your heating and cooling system, you should check the air conditioner to make sure that there isn’t a leak. In addition to removing the mold and cleaning the system, you also will want to have the leak repaired in order to prevent mold growth in the future.
- Invest in HVAC maintenance services and have a professional clean your system on a regular basis. At Elite Climate Control, our HVAC technicians can clean your system so that mold will not develop. This cleaning should be performed at least once per year on the furnace and on the air conditioning system. In addition, you should have your heating and cooling system inspected annually in order to keep it in its best working condition at all times. This allows us to keep an eye out for mold and to correct the issue if mold develops.
- Keep an eye on the condensate drain. The condensate drain removes the excess fluid from the system, and it can get clogged on occasion. If the condensate drain clogs, then mold can quickly and easily develop in the system. If you notice that the drain is clogged, be sure to contact an HVAC professional in order to fix the clog and check for signs of mold.
High Desert residents who are suffering from allergy-like symptoms may have mold in their HVAC system. If you feel like mold could be a problem in your home or office, contact us at Elite Climate Control today. We will work with you in order to remove the mold and clean your system. We also can provide you with a maintenance plan that will prevent the mold from forming in the future. By keeping mold out of your heating and cooling system, you can extend the lifespan of your equipment as well as improve the efficiency of the entire system.