The mixture of dry heat and humidity in your home throughout the summer can exacerbate your allergies, particularly if symptoms get worse around mold. In order to prevent mold growth in your home this summer, you can use your HVAC equipment to regulate humidity and air quality.
Run Your Air Conditioner to Reduce Humidity
Your air conditioner is a key part of the defense against humidity and mold in your home. While the system runs and cools your home, it removes excess moisture from the air. Since moisture thrives in humid areas, you’ll be able to stop mold from forming and spreading throughout your home while your air conditioner runs. Air conditioning also improves your home’s air quality, removing dust and other particles floating through the air that may contain health risks.
Run a Dehumidifier During Downtime
If you experience malfunctions with your air conditioner, you may need to run a dehumidifier to absorb excess moisture. You will be able to tell if your unit isn’t removing moisture by running it for at least fifteen minutes. If moisture levels are still high, you should invest in a dehumidifier. Run the dehumidifier while your air conditioner is off or on cooler days to control indoor humidity and prevent mold growth.
Mold Removal in Lawrence, Methuen, Haverhill & Andover, MA
If you find mold growing in your home or within the vents of your air conditioner, contact Infinity Abatement today! We will be able to go to your home, contain the problem and remove the mold from your home before it spreads. Throughout the summer, mold can cause increased symptoms of allergies. Contact Infinity Abatement by calling or texting 978-994-8734 or by filling out our online contact form.