Does My AC Have Mold?

Does My AC Have Mold?

Most of us get grossed out enough when we find little spots of mold on leftover food or growing in corners of our basement walls. If that idea alone freaked you out, we have some bad news for you: there can be mold in your AC. That’s right — mold in the system that pumps the air you breathe through your entire home. But don’t stress! The bright side is that there are other signs you can look out for to see if your AC has mold.

Signs Your AC Has Mold

Visible Mold

If there had to be one, this is the ideal situation and sign. Every so often, check both of your indoor and outdoor air conditioning units for any signs of mold. You should also check your vents, especially those in your basement, to see if there is any mold growing on the grates.

Musty Smells

Mold and mildew tend to give off a musty odor that can easily spread throughout your home if it’s present in your AC. If you start to notice that your home smells dingy or musty, call an HVAC technician to inspect your system for mold.

Respiratory Issues

It’s no secret that mold can have detrimental effects on your health, especially when it comes to your respiratory system. If your AC has mold and is pushing mold spores throughout your home, you could begin experiencing a number of respiratory issues as well as lightheadedness and nausea. You’ll want to have your system inspected right away to prevent future health problems.

When it comes to keeping your air conditioning system clean and in good working order, trust the experts at Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing. With over 35 years of experiences serving the Pittsburgh metro area, we can handle any HVAC services you need. For more information or to schedule a service, give us a call at (412) 265-2662.