In some climates, mold growth is a big concern and problem. Even if you have an air conditioner, you may still have mold issues. Mold grows in warm humid places. While air units work to keep the air cool and dry, mold can still present a problem with an air unit not properly maintained. Aside from the fact that an un-serviced air unit will create costly air conditioner repair calls, it is important to prevent this with proper servicing each year. Just a simple yearly service on the air unit will prevent so many issues and potential problems.
One reason mold can grow in an air conditioner is if it does not receive proper maintenance each year. An air tech will examine all the parts of the unit and will check it for cleanliness too. Part of the maintenance service is cleaning of certain parts. If those parts remain dirty, then even a tiny mold spore if left on will grow while the unit is not in operation during the cooler weather. By the time warmer weather reaches you, the mold may become a huge issue. Humid air on the outside of the unit encourages more mold growth. By the time you turn the unit on, the mold will be in parts and in the hoses and could very likely spray all over the home.
Keeping the air conditioner cleaned yearly will keep mold from being a problem. However, if you have not called for yearly service it is likely you will have to call for an air conditioner repair instead. Do not wait for problems to crop up before you call. Call us today at Air Quality Services to ensure your home keeps cool during the summer and safe from mold by calling for service now. If you wait until mold growth sets in, you may be in for a lot more issues than just maintaining and repairing the air conditioner. You may have to rid the home of mold, which could grow in the vents and air duct system.