Before we know it, winter will be here and, whether or not you’re prepared for the cooler temperatures and extra layers of clothing, your home ought to be. But since your home has sat through summer storms and high humidity levels, your furnace ducts may be harboring unwanted mold. So, before your furnace kicks in to start working overtime, it’s a good idea to get a professional to check that the HVAC is clear of mold and harmful allergens.
How Clean Are Your Ducts?
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) explains that although small amounts of dust found in air ducts are perfectly natural, if the air in your home is making you sick or perpetuating any illness, your ducts could contain harmful molds or excessive dust and debris. Further, the EPA recommends that if you have a fuel-burning fireplace, stove, or furnace, you should get your ducts cleaned and checked routinely to detect any level of carbon monoxide. Should your routine check determine that you have a leak or mold, it’s important to have the ducts cleaned to ensure the wellness of your household.
Mold and Your Health
So why should you be concerned with mold growth in your home? Mold grows in many different environments, both indoors and out, but can be potentially hazardous to health when found inside HVAC ducts. When this occurs, the mold may create minor respiratory problems related to the dust and allergens they emit; long-term exposure to “toxic molds” could lead to brain issues and even death. Therefore, it’s a good idea to ensure that your ducts are clear of all allergens by having your air ducts and vents accurately inspected by professionals like Goff Heating/Air Conditioning & Plumbing.
Preparing for the Future
Have you already had your air ducts cleaned this year but you’re still looking for a way to prevent future mold growth? Lincoln Tech explains how UV lights are installed in an HVAC unit to both kill and prevent the growth of mold and bacteria. Every house is susceptible to fungus, but if you’ve been hit by considerably bad weather or flooding recently, it’s necessary to assume that you may once again have an issue with moisture. The Goff Service Team can install Ultra Violet Lights in your air handler at the coil and/or in your ductwork
Make Your Appointment Now
Goff Heating/Air Conditioning & Plumbing’s Air Duct Cleaning provides a thorough cleaning and inspection of your indoor air system. Duct cleaning appointments fill up quickly.
So, before the chill in the air worsens and the cold nights continue to lengthen, prepare your home for the coming season and give Goff Heating/Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at 903-838-6923.