Mold: A Common HVAC Culprit

Mold: A Common HVAC Culprit

As we all know, large amount of mold is not good, be it on our health or to our HVAC units. They are one of the trickiest little culprits which affect the performance of your heating and cooling systems. Let’s talk more about this common HVAC culprit.

Spoiler alert: molds can be pretty dangerous, but Rhino can help!

Facts about Molds

Molds are common threats to HVAC systems. They thrive in moist places and grow in large populations within 48 hours. The common indication of mold build-up is musty odor. Although your units allow for continuous flow of air, there are still chances of mold growth in your evaporator coils and drip pans.

Don’t get us wrong, there are always small amounts of molds in your systems and in other parts of your house. It’s when mold population expands that they become a serious issue. They grow fast in corners with high humidity.

What are the effects of molds?

Molds can trigger allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itchy eyes, and cough. They can get into the system and join the air flow. They bring trouble when spread in the air inside your home and they can make you ill without even noticing them.  Toxic molds are dangerous types of molds which bring serious brain damage and death.

How can you fix mold problem?

Mold growth can be prevented with regular HVAC maintenance. That’s why it is necessary not to skip HVAC tune-up and cleaning. But since molds thrive in moist places, the best way to get rid of them is to control moisture inside your home.

Using humidifying and dehumidifying units is a smart way in controlling mold growth. Clean coils and drain pans as well. These parts could serve as breeding grounds for molds because condensation takes place in them when the air is dehumidified.

Replace air filters regularly. Dirt build-up on dampers can support mold increase. If your unit has noticeable signs of mold growth, don’t use the system. Hire a professional heating and cooling technician who is knowledgeable on HVAC jobs. Your certified local contractor can provide remediation on how to deal with mold growth.

Mold can be a serious problem to your HVAC systems. Let our experienced technicians at Rhino Heating and Air Conditioning deal with your mold problem and other HVAC issues.