Archive for November, 2007

Air conditioning and Mould

What makes mould grow so fast? If a house which was up for sale and is left unoccupied, the power turned off and the curtains drawn, it is a dark, warm and damp condition for which mould spores can thrive in. An empty house has little sunlight entering due to drawn curtains and closed doors.

In summer, higher humidity levels exist in the house with air conditioning off as opposed to leaving the air conditioner on at a economy setting. Whilst the conditioning mode is on, the house is being cooled and moisture is removed from the air and recirculated through the filters in the unit. Mould is very active when humidity levels reach 70% or more.

As mentioned earlier, mould thrives in warm, dark and humid conditions. As Townsville has high humidity levels, home owners should let more sunlight into the house and open windows and doors for a period to let fresh air flow throughout the living areas.

Enjoy clean cool air… call and talk to Kevin on 0410 388 392.

Seasonal Maintenance … Get your air conditioner checked early.

Each season before or after summer, it is a real good idea to have your split system or wall air conditioner checked. Older air conditioners have a operational life expectancy of 8 to 12 years. A yearly check or clean on your air conditioner may identify potential problems with the system which can help extend the life expectancy by a few more years. TCSNQ checks for a dirty coil or obstructed ventilation on outdoor unit, visible signs of refrigerant leaks, air filters, condensate water flows, interior unit is clean on the cooling coil as well as the air vents and fan area. A system low on gas, has restrictions to air flow or is not draining water properly will not function at optimal levels and will cost you more to run and take longer to cool the room or house. An air conditioner not maintained can be a real health hazard for the family, asthma and allergy sufferers, plus higher running costs.

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