Will Air Conditioning Prevent Mold?

image of black mold on wallMolds are usually known to grow and thrive in an environment with heat and high humidity. There are many types of molds; unfortunately, this fungus likes growing at the same temperature range you’re likely to feel comfortable in. Exposure to mold is certainly not good for your health, as it can cause itchy or irritated eyes, coughing, skin irritation, stuffy nose, and so forth.  Will air conditioning prevent mold? Fortunately, the air conditioner can help in preventing mold in your home. Here are various ways in which it can help:

Dehumidifier

Well, molds thrive in a humid environment; they grow when the environment is too wet. When the water is removed, it’s the end of their life.  This primary function of an air conditioning is to dehumidify or dry this wet air to a cool dried air, which then prevents the growth of mold.

Consistent Air Flow

Stagnant air is another cause of mold in your home. But with consistent air flow, as it moves past the wet areas, the air helps to lift and remove moisture from this wet area, thereby preventing the growth of mold by the movement of fresh, clean air around.

Constant Running of the AC Unit

Maybe you are planning to travel, or you’re just leaving your home, and it’s going to take you a few days to get back. During high humidity and temperature, you should consider leaving your AC running, with the fan set to “On.” Though this might not be a friendly factor to your energy bills, however, when you look at the mold this will prevent, it’s really worth it.

UV Filter

UV filters are important especially if someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma, ask your local AC repair specialist(Waychoff’s Air Conditioning) about a UV filter, when a UV filter is added to your AC system, it regulates mold spores and helps people with allergies and asthma, by destroying mold, and its spores.

There you have it! The above are some ways through which the air conditioning unit can help prevent mold in your home. Contact us today at Waychoff’s Air Conditioning if you need air conditioning repairs, installation, or service. We offer affordable and quality services.

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