The professionals at ServiceOne, one of Orlando’s leading AC and plumbing companies, wants homeowners to know about a growing concern: microbiological growth. All AC systems are at risk for microbiological growth, especially in a muggy climate like Florida’s. Microbiological growth not only dirties the central AC system, but can alter the indoor air quality. However, Service One offers several ways to manage microbiological growth.
Microbiological growth happens because as the AC system cools and heats, condensation is created and collects in small pools. A condensate line is installed to remove excess water away from the central air system, however small amounts of water still manage to creep in usually collecting around the evaporator coils. As a result, if there is microbiological growth present in the evaporator coils, the indoor air is exposed to it.
“The best way to avoid microbiological growth in your AC is maintenance and cleaning,” said Service One founder and president, Bill Gouty. “Service One has the proper tools to scrub the central air system of microbiological growth. We clean the evaporator coils and wipe down the fins. Any pools of water are removed and the condensate line is evaluated and cleaned.”
As a general rule of thumb, regular AC maintenance prevents microbiological growth. In between maintenance calls, you can protect the quality of your indoor air by increasing the strength of the air filter. HVAC technology today has allowed for specialized air filters to protect your central air system and indoor air quality.
If your central air is prone to microbiological growth, also consider UV lamps and bulbs that fit inside the box of evaporator coils. The UV emissions neutralize all microbiological growth so that it cannot harm your air supply.
Microbiological growth is quite common among home central air systems, but it doesn’t mean you have to live with it. Service One AC can out to your home and offer practical solutions to obtain clean indoor air.
“ServiceOne AC professionals will do a thorough indoor air quality inspection so that you can be sure you aren’t breathing in toxic air due to the presence of bacteria, fungus, mold, carbon monoxide, or carbon dioxide,” said Gouty. “We also offer UV lighting to help rid your home of harmful bacteria. Let us give you peace of mind and test your indoor air today!