Mold is a problem that can affect any building. It doesn’t matter if it is a home or a business. Your HVAC unit, and by extension, the entire system, needs to have regular maintenance and checkups, just like your car or your well-being. Here are some tips on how to deal with mold and mildew anytime you find it growing around your HVAC.
Inspecting Pans and Coils
The first step is to arrange preventative maintenance on your HVAC unit. That way, you can minimize the chances of mold, mildew, and dust buildup from interfering with the system’s smooth operation. The coils need to generate condensation as they carry out their intended purpose. This release is all part of the process. Although the drainage pans underneath the coils need to be sloped, this isn’t always the case. Having an inspection done and getting the pans and coils cleared of excess moisture can improve overall functionality.
Evaluating Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers
During spring and summer, it’s easy to start sweating at work due to all the humidity. However, winter is still here for another two months. What this means is that you should schedule an evaluation of both the humidifiers and dehumidifiers integrated into your commercial HVAC system.
Maintaining the Ductwork and Infrastructure
Getting the ducts cleaned out and repaired is also another helpful way to boost overall system efficiency. The air filters can easily be clogged with dust and dirt, which will negatively impact the indoor air quality of your building. Some dust getting caught in the works is ordinary and to be expected. Even so, you can’t let it get out of control since it can overwhelm your system.
Assessing the Intake and Exchange Vents
The last step is to have the condition of the intake and exchange vents tested. Find out where the vents and valves are. Once you do, you can see them and make sure they are not near other elements of your property, such as landscaping features, water pools, and garbage collections. Mold thrives in these zones, and it can also make pollen more of a nuisance than it typically is!
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