We’ve finally reached that time of year where we can give our air conditioning systems a much-needed break while we open windows and enjoy the snowbird-friendly temperatures. However, that doesn’t mean you can ignore your AC unit.
Instead, this is the ideal time to schedule an appointment to have ASAP Heating & Cooling take a good look at your system. You see, there’s a good chance that your unit is hiding some unpleasant secrets behind the walls and in the ductwork; rather than have those issues grow and grow until they cause significant damage, you can address them now and nip any future problems in the bud.
Microbes: A Growing Concern
Microbial growth can significantly reduce your system’s efficiency while also contaminating the air you breathe. True, our hot, humid environment encourages such growth. Still, it’s important to note that mold and other organisms find that a cold, dark, wet atmosphere – like that find in your HVAC system – is perfectly suited to their ongoing development.
Clearly, this isn’t the ideal air quality you or your family want. Musty odors are unpleasant, but you’re at risk of developing potentially severe health and immune system problems that range from throat irritation to nasal stuffiness to asthma. If the growth is allowed to go unchecked for too long, it’s not unheard of for some people to develop lung infections.
There’s also the simple fact that these growths prevent your unit from running as efficiently as possible, which can lead to excessive energy bills in the full heat of summer. AC units that don’t run at peak efficiency are also prone to failing sooner, as the extra wear and tear shorten their viable lifespan.
We’re Here to Help
Fortunately, residents of Lee, Charlotte, Collier, and Sarasota counties can call on ASAP Heating & Cooling. We recommend having your system maintained twice a year, as we’ve found that allows us to properly service your system to keep it free of microbial growth and running in peak condition. Call us to schedule your convenient appointment and let us protect your home or business from bacteria, mold, and other hidden threats.