Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Avoiding AC Mold

Many of us depend on air conditioners during summer months. We rely on them to keep us cool and comfortable when the weather is hot and the sun is scorching. However, did you know that mold can effect the efficiency of the machine (not to mention your health)? An air conditioner is an ideal place for mold to develop: it is damp and cool. To keep this enemy from forming, there are a few simple steps you can take.

Try to avoid shutting off the air conditioner. Most air conditioners have an "auto" mode which keeps the device turned on. This way, even if you leave on vacation, air is always cycled throughout the home. Stale air is a common breeding ground for mold, and the constant circulation of air will prevent it.

You will also want to regularly clean the insides and outsides of your air conditioner. Wipe away any forming mold, dust, or accumulated water. Mold tends to appear in cool, damp, and dark places (such as your air conditioner) so it is important to keep it at bay early and frequently.

Just take these precautions, and you can enjoy a cool and comfortable house without having to worry about mold forming in your air conditioner.

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