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Fight Mold Growth With HVAC Installations in Langley

With the winter weather coming it is important that your HVAC system in your Langley home is in good condition to keep the family comfortable throughout the holiday season! One of the biggest fears of the cold, wet weather is mold growth in-and-around your home.

A variety of factors can contribute to the growth of mold in your Langley home but one of the main contributors is the HVAC equipment in your home. The HVAC system, including piping and drains can be sources of mold growth and the transporter of spores throughout your home. Mold growth is a safety hazard as well as a hassle to get rid of, this is why it's important  to avoid the possibility of it ahead of time!

Understanding the problem

Indoor mold is typically considered a problem when the spores are noticeable or when they are large. Molds generally need water, a source of food and the right temperature range to grow or expand. The indoors contains a variety of food sources for molds such as;

  • Drywall

  • Carpeting

  • Cardboard

  • Paper

  • Fabrics

  • Wood

  • Building furnishings and more

In order to fight these molds you must eliminate indoor moisture and eliminate the ability for these molds to cause discomfort within your Langley home.

HVAC systems: A closer look

HVAC systems have a direct impact on condensation, a source of moisture that builds a comfortable environment for mold growth. Poor design, operation, and maintenance of the system can also provide the moisture to support mold growth, then the system can become the method of transportation for spores which are extreme health hazards.

There are many components to check during a HVAC system assessment these are:

  • Coils and drain pans

  • Humidification and dehumidification equipment

  • Outdoor air dampers

  • Air filters

  • Ducts

  • Cooling towers

  • Air intakes

If you need outside assistance and are unsure who to call, Mr. Heating professionals are prepared to service, install or help inform you about your HVAC system in your Langley home! Call us at 604 526 8155 or click here for more information today!