Controlling Mold Growth
Fortunately for those of us located in the El Paso and Las Cruces areas, mold doesn’t typically present an issue for us in our dry desert climate. However for homes in our area that use evaporative cooling systems for air conditioning, mold can create many problems. Evaporative cooling systems depend on the homes water supply to efficiently cool homes. Mold thrives in wet, humid environments. As swamp coolers push humid air through your duct systems to cool your home, water can collect in your ducts creating a perfect environment for mold growth. If mold is growing in your ducts, mold spores and particles are probably making their way into your family’s breathing space. Mold is especially threatening to asthmatics and those with weakened immune systems. In order to get rid of mold, the mold itself needs to be cleaned up, but the system also needs to be repaired to keep water from collecting. If the issue isn’t resolved, there is a strong likelihood that your mold problem will return. It’s important to have your evaporative cooling system routinely serviced to ensure that it is working properly. If you need to schedule service for your swamp cooler or if you would like a free quote for refrigerated air conversion, please contact our office at (915) 585-0909.