How Your HVAC System Defends Against Microbial Growth

Microbial growth in your Stuart, Florida, home not only causes damage to building materials. It also produces an unpleasant odor and can have a negative impact on your family’s health. Proper HVAC maintenance can go a long way toward reducing microbial growth and creating a healthy environment in your home. Find out how comfort specialists can protect your HVAC system and home against harmful microbial growth.

Cleaning the Drain Pan

The cooling coils in your HVAC system dehumidify air and cause condensation to drip into the drain pan. If the drain pan isn’t being maintained or correctly positioned, it can create a microbial habitat. Comfort specialists will clean the drain pan and make sure it’s properly sloped. As a result, they will help prevent microbial buildup and improve your indoor air quality.

Reducing Moisture in Air Ducts

As a result of condensation, your ductwork can accumulate moisture over time, which can contribute to microbial growth. Comfort specialists can identify and clean excessively wet areas along your ducts, including the chronically damp internal lining. They’ll also fix other problems that cause microbial organisms to grow in the ducts, such as dirt buildup, leaks and wet system components.

Removing Organic Materials Around Outdoor Air Intakes

Comfort specialists will also inspect areas where the outdoor air enters your HVAC system. They’ll find and remove organic materials around garbage cans, boxes, dumpsters, water puddles, vegetation and newly disturbed earth. These materials include bird and bat droppings, which can contribute to microbial growth.

Choosing the Right Type of Air Filter

Finally, certain types of air filters can promote microbial growth. For example, a cotton-blend filter with a cardboard frame can be a food source for microbial organisms. Comfort specialists can help you choose the right type of air filter to reduce contaminants in your indoor air. As a result, you’ll also reduce the strain your system experiences.

If you want to eliminate microbial growth in your home, work with a reputable HVAC contractor who has a proven track record of providing satisfactory services. Contact Ranger Air Conditioning at 772-205-3293 to take advantage of our top-quality HVAC maintenance and indoor air quality services.

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