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Keep your air conditioner mould-free this humid season

  • 13 Nov 2020

These pictures are not pretty to look at. There is mould growing in the indoor air conditioning unit, covering filters and components that are supposed to keep the indoor air pure. This is a very common problem our air conditioning technicians come across.

The air flow is blocked by the dust, bacteria and mould spores that are clogging the filter, which doesn’t only make the air conditioner work harder to get the air flow going, it also draws more power.

But this isn’t the worst part.

The health risk of inhaling mould spores

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that an air conditioner that looks like the ones in the photos above, isn’t doing a good job at purifying air.

In fact, every time it is turned on, mould spores are released in the air and homeowners might be breathing them in on a daily basis without even knowing about it which can cause severe health problems.

What to do to stop the growth of mould in your air conditioner

Mould thrives in a warm and damp environment and therefore loves the humid Brisbane summer. To prevent the growth of mildew and mould, you need to make sure your air conditioning system doesn’t provide these moist and humid conditions.

Step 1:

Have your air conditioner cleaned by a professional HVAC technician regularly

Professional air conditioning clean - before and after

  • Mould is not always visible, especially if you’re looking for signs from the outside. But once the case comes off, you get a better picture of what’s actually happening inside of the unit. A professional clean will ensure your family is breathing uncontaminated air. Find out more about what’s involved in a professional air conditioner clean here.
  • Having your AC professionally cleaned and brought back to near factory standards by our experienced, qualified refrigeration techs will reduce running costs and deliver significantly improved indoor air quality.
  • Using a qualified refrigeration mechanic can also help identify any further potential faults that may cause expensive repairs further down the track.

Step 2:

Get a mould inhibitor for your air conditioner

  • A mould inhibitor is an optional add-on that is placed in your indoor air conditioning unit and acts as an effective weapon to fight mould growth.
  • All products we use are 100% Australian made and utilise 100% natural actives, killing 99% of airborne, bacteria, mould, fungus and spores.

Step 3:

Regular maintenance is key

  • Regular maintenance after each season increases the efficiency of your air conditioning system, improves the indoor air quality, reduces breakdowns and prolongs the lifespan of the equipment

If you suspect there is mould growing in your air conditioning system, don’t try to use scented candles or air fresheners to mask the problem.

Give us a call and we will arrange for one of our friendly and qualified HVAC technicians to come out to your home and have a look at your air conditioners, so any issues can be fixed and you’ll be prepared for the summer heat.

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