Like most people, you probably like to keep a clean house, but what about your HVAC system? Over time, even the most carefully maintained system can promote the growth of mold, bacteria, and other microbes that can lead to decreased efficiency, emergency furnace repairs, and even serious health problems for some members of your family. Fortunately, skilled heating and cooling technicians can remove dangerous growths and address the issues that allow them to thrive in the first place.
Your home’s heating system is actually composed of several different parts, some of which handle air, while others move water to and away from the furnace. While the inside of your furnace might not be a good place for bacteria and fungus to grow, these other systems can create ideal conditions for microbial organisms, especially if one of your condensate lines starts to leak.
As your furnace works to keep your home comfortable, condensation can collect on the exterior of the unit and some interior components. A condensate line should drain this water safely away, but even a small leak can cause pools of standing water or damp spots, usually in dark places that promote the growth of mold and potentially dangerous bacteria. A furnace repair expert can make sure the lines are intact and disinfect any areas that have already been affected by microbial growth.
Your air handling system can also provide a comfortable home for microbes. While a high-quality air filter will keep out most dust and mold, particles and spores can eventually make their way through and set up shop in your ducts, where they can quickly propagate throughout the house. Not only do these growths present a health hazard, but they can also make your system work harder, increasing your utility bills and wear and tear on valuable components.
Whether you need emergency furnace repairs or just want to schedule regular maintenance, NMS Mechanical provides a comprehensive range of services to homeowners throughout the Twin Cities South Metro Area in MN. As the area’s favorite heating and air conditioning contractor, you can rely on them for fast service, excellent work, and fair prices on every job. To schedule an appointment, visit their website or call (952) 451-8923, and follow their Facebook for news and updates.