When it is cold outside, Mr. Duct Cleaner knows most people typically do not think about mold and fungal growth. Nor do they think about indoor air quality. However, when we seal up our homes in an attempt to keep the freezing temperatures outside, we seal “in” the air indoors. Airtight windows and doorsills, sealed entryways, and doors mean that the air we breathe simply recirculates in the home. It is not “renewed”. There are no open windows or fans to bring in fresh air from the outdoors.

Your HVAC filter is limited in its ability to sift the air and catch dirt. Mold spores, fungal growth, and viruses typically escape the filter and hang out in your supply and return vents. Mold likes darkness, heat, and moisture.

Over 60% of Mr. Duct Cleaner’s jobs are because of some type of mold or fungal growth. Mold is a common problem in many homes and buildings, especially in warm, humid, and damp environments. Mold can grow on almost any surface, such as wood, paper, carpet, and food inside your ducts and HVAC system.

Mold can release tiny spores and fragments into the air that can be inhaled or land on other surfaces. These spores and fragments can contain allergens, irritants, or toxins that can cause various health effects, such as allergic reactions, asthma attacks, infections, irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, or lungs, and frequent headaches.

The first step to a cleaner, more efficient HVAC system in the winter is to have the professionals at Mr. Duct Cleaner clean your HVAC unit, the entire HVAC system, and your ducts. Next, we can install the Aerus Air Scrubber for continuous cleaning.

It is known that UV lamps (Blue Lights) can improve the efficiency of your HVAC. The lamps will organically clean coils and the air that travels through them. Scientists have known that certain frequencies of light have a devastating effect on microbial life. Blue-Tube UV fights mold on the AC coil and drain pan. However, UV light cannot kill what might be living in the rest of the ducts throughout your home. It is static and limited. Mr. Duct Cleaner prefers the more dynamic continuous solution, the Aerus Air Scrubber.

Ready to breathe cleaner air and quit worrying about mold? Contact us for your free estimate.