We depend on our HVAC units to provide air conditioning to our homes and businesses when the weather is warm. In addition, air conditioning is also responsible for preventing excess humidity from allowing mold and mildew to freely thrive indoors. But, are they the cause of health issues such as triggering asthma problems?
What Is Inside Of Your Home?
The air conditioner itself isn’t the trigger to asthma problems, but rather the pollutants and organisms that are already present in the air are the culprits. The air conditioning system pulls air into the compressor from the inside of the home or business and then recirculates it throughout the home. If there are already things in the air that are known to trigger an asthma attack, they will be carried throughout the home which allows the problem to spread.
How To Combat The Problem
One of the best ways to prevent asthma flare-ups from happening is by keeping your home and HVAC unit clean and in good repair. This means regular maintenance to detect and prevent problems from developing. Check areas of the home where there are water lines or plumbing to see if there is any water leakage or mold growing.
If there is, it is imperative that you have the areas repaired and treated to remediate the mold right away. The mold and mildew from moisture are pulled into the A/C and recirculated to other areas where it is deposited and can grow. You also need to have a professional HVAC company clean your air ducts and inspect your unit seasonally.
Quality AC Inspections
If you think your air conditioner is circulating mold, mildew, and other harmful airborne contaminants, contact Smith & Willis to come clean and inspect your HVAC unit. They can remove pollutants that are trapped inside the air ducts and other parts of the unit to help you keep the problem from compounding. Take charge of your health and well-being by keeping your air conditioner in good working order.