Air conditioning is probably one of the most important summertime necessities right after sunscreen and bathing suits. One of the best ways to make sure your air conditioner won't leave your house hot and muggy this year is regular maintenance of your unit's air ducts and filters.
Always make sure your air conditioner's filters work at high efficiency and are properly fitted. Filters that are not properly fitted to the unit can let air slip past the sides which will prevent your home from being as cool as it can be. It's also important to change your filters regularly as suggested by the manufacturer.
Another big hazard your air conditioner could cause this year is moisture in the air ducts. Air ducts accumulate moisture through condensation and this can lead to mold growth in your unit. Mold and other moisture contamination in your air conditioner are harmful to your health especially if you are prone to allergies or asthma or have children or pets. Mold spores are invisible to the naked eye and can begin to grow in homes if they land on wet surfaces. Always make sure your condensation pan is draining regularly so there is no water build-up. Also, make sure to get your air ducts cleaned regularly to prevent any moisture, dirt, or mold from contaminating the air in your house.
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