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How Can I Prevent Mildew from Growing in My HVAC System?

Posted by: Cooper MechanicalWednesday, April 08, 2015

A maintenance agreement might be the simplest way to avoid major headaches with your heating and cooling unit.

Preventing Mildew Growth in HVAC unit

Even though your maintenance agreement might seem like a simple sheet of paper, it actually has the power to protect your home. In the fight against mildew and other harmful allergens, a maintenance agreement can catch the problem before it escalates.

Mildew and mold are common issues with heating and cooling systems. With summer humidity right around the corner, many homeowners will be in for a nasty surprise. But there are simple ways to minimize your chances of having to deal with this particular headache. Here’s where to start:

Basic Maintenance

The best tactic to prevent mildew growth in your HVAC system is to have it regularly inspected and updated. Well-maintained units are not going to foster conditions ideal for mold or mildew growth. The cost of cleaning and repairing after mildew has spread throughout your system is much higher than the cost of basic preventative maintenance, which includes the cleanings necessary. Invest in the operational health of your system and save yourself the stress.

Heat and Humidity

These two climate factors are critical in the fight against mildew. Spores will thrive in moist, humid conditions, so taking steps to reduce the humidity of your environment will make it less likely for them to use your home as a breeding ground. Proper ventilation is essential, so make sure fans are circulating fresh air. It is also important to ensure the condensation from your heating and cooling unit has proper drainage so moisture from daily operation doesn’t accumulate. A professional technician will stay on top of these issues for you when you have a maintenance agreement.

Call 843-626-3689 or learn more about maintenance agreements available through Cooper to keep your HVAC system free from mold this spring and summer.