As the mild temperatures of spring transition into the summer heat, you’re probably getting ready to start using your air conditioners for the first time in several months to keep your home cool and comfortable. You might think that your air conditioner will reduce the humidity in your home, but after months in storage, it could prove to be the opposite.
Signs Your Air Conditioner is Causing Mold
Is the humidity level in your home uncontrollable? If moisture is high in your home, mildew and mold will be more prone to growing in your vents, especially if you use in-window units. Once growth begins, it will be easier for spores and dust to circulate through your home, making their way into your home’s air ducts. When mold and dust enter your ducks, you may become more prone to developing various illnesses. These may range from persistent nausea, fatigue, and headaches to rashes and eye irritation.
Preventing Mold in Your Air Conditioner
There are several things that can be done to prevent mold growth in your in-window air conditioning unit. Making sure it runs at a consistent temperature will reduce the moisture produced and keep your home comfortable. This can be attained by tuning the unit on the automatic setting. Make sure you clean and dust your unit regularly to prevent buildup in the vents.
Mold Removal in Lawrence, Woburn, Haverhill & Andover, MA
If you think your air conditioner may be developing mold, contact Infinity Abatement! We will examine each unit and your home’s air ducts and remove any mold we find, which will bring your health back to normal. Infinity Abatement can be reached by calling or texting 978-994-8734 or by filling out our online contact form.