Microorganisms are all around us. They may not be easily seen by the naked eye, but they do leave behind tangible evidence of their presence in the form of biofilms. A biofilm is a slimy layer formed by bacteria sticking to a surface. Bacteria thrives in moisture-rich, temperature-controlled environments, which is precisely the type that exists within your Carrier HVAC system. Getting rid of biofilm formation is one of the hardest parts of HVAC system maintenance.
Let our specialists and technicians at Air Quality walk you through how to deal with this common HVAC problem.
Keep Everything Clean
Biofilm tends to favor the cooling coils in your AC unit. With regular maintenance, a technician should be able to keep all parts of your system clean to ensure top performance. Without this routine care, bacteria build-up can cause problems with the coils, hindering your heating and air conditioning and causing it to perform poorly. HVAC systems should be inspected at least once– but preferably twice–a year, typically at the start of the spring and fall seasons.
Change Your Filters
The air filters that keep your air clean are the perfect feeding ground for bacteria. The dust and particles that get trapped between the fibers of an old filter make an ideal food source for these microorganisms. Regularly changing your filters, however, can prevent this problem. Filters can be changed as often as once every 30 days, but you shouldn’t go longer than three months without cleaning or replacing them.
Call the HVAC Experts
The best way to fight these invasive organisms is to employ the services of your local air conditioner experts. A service visit, when paired with annual maintenance, is the best way to keep your units running smoothly. While this won’t permanently prevent bacteria from getting in the system, it can surely minimize the effects.
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Our professionals at Air Quality can help you keep your HVAC system in good working condition. Give us a call at (408) 899-8878 to schedule a service appointment. You can also fill out our contact form to get a free estimate on new installations today. We serve homeowners in San Jose.