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Hidden Dangers in Your HVAC System

February 25, 2013 0 Comments
Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided.

There’s an old adage about water, shared among health-conscious people: “If you are not drinking filtered water, then you are the filter”. The same is true for the HVAC system: “If you are not filtering/cleaning the HVAC system’s air, then your lungs are the filter.” 

 According to a recent study conducted by the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, microbial growth in heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems and its subsequent contamination of indoor air is of increasing concern. The interior of air handling units (AHU’s) are dark, damp, oftentimes wet conditions that can harbor formations of endotoxins, mycotoxins, bacteria, fungus, pollen, particulate and other bio pollutants. When air passes through the heat exchangers, ductwork and coils associated with AHU’s, it can absorb and transfer these micro sized toxins and pollutants into the air, slowly affecting your indoor air quality. Click here to read an abstract of the study and their findings.

Keeping an air conditioning unit well maintained increases the life and efficiency of the heating and air conditioning unit. It also ensures the air you breathe is clean and healthy, free of contaminants and air-borne pollutants.  That’s why air conditioner coil cleaning should be near the top of every building’s maintenance list. Call AdvantaClean for commercial coil cleaning today!

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