September is Mold Awareness Month, but in our damp, warm state, you should be aware of the possibility of mold taking hold in your home any month of the year. Mold is an insidious home invader, wreaking havoc on drywall, textiles, carpet and wood. Further, it can aggravate allergies and other respiratory problems.
Fortunately, your HVAC system is designed to help you reduce the dampness that can lead to mold and other problems.
Your HVAC system removes moisture from the air as it conditions it. If your system is well maintained — that is, with a clean air filter and clean evaporator coils and drain pan — the moisture that is removed will go down the condensate drain and out of the home. The relative humidity in the home will be lower and there will be less chance that mold can take up residence.
You can help reduce humidity levels in the home by fixing leaks in the plumbing or roof and ceiling, and installing exhaust ventilation to the outdoors in high-moisture areas such as the kitchen or bathroom.
Sometimes moist conditions exist inside the HVAC system. You can take steps to minimize moisture in the HVAC, and keep mold and other organisms from entering, with these tips.
For more on Mold Awareness Month, contact Powers Heating and Air, serving Peachtree City and the surrounding area. We provide quality HVAC repairs, maintenance and installations.