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Can an Air Conditioner Cause Mold?

AC Mold

Mold in Your AC Can Quickly Spread Throughout Your Home.

No one wants to have to deal with mold in their home. Mold is a harmful fungus that grows in homes, preferring environments with moisture, humidity, and warmth for growth. Many home AC systems help your home prevent this by removing humidity from the home, however, when the rain picks up it can dampen your AC. This can, in fact, lead to mold growth within your air conditioner! What can you do to prevent mold from growing in your home?

  • Act quickly to keep your roofing system at its best. If your Georgia roofing has been damaged, it can allow leaks to allow moisture into your home, creating the perfect environment for mold
  • Annual inspections of your plumbing can keep you in the loop on any problems. Your local plumber can assess your pipes for any damage or wear that can allow water into your home.
  • Adhering to an HVAC maintenance plan can make sure that your systems stay in peak condition. It will also act as the first line of defense against possible mold in your air conditioning system.
  • Allow fresh air into your home to prevent mold from taking root. You may also consider using fans to get good ventilation.

What are the Symptoms of Mold Exposure?

If you suspect mold or have confirmed mold in your property, knowing the signs and symptoms can ensure you stay safe. Mold is toxic and can especially harm those with respiratory concerns. Symptoms may surface as flu-like, from sneezing, watery eyes, and a running nose. However, it can progress worse and worse, leading to irritation of the eyes, skin rashes and even wheezing. If you notice any of these issues, our team of expert technicians can complete a thorough inspection of your home air conditioning system and ductwork to identify the presence of mold. We are always available to get started for your needs. Give us a call today at 478-960-5825 for all of your air conditioning and heating needs in Bonaire and Warner Robins, GA.