Did you know that when it comes to maintaining a healthy indoor environment, an efficient HVAC system is a formidable ally in the battle against mould growth? By controlling moisture levels, improving air quality, and ensuring proper ventilation, your HVAC system plays a vital role in safeguarding your home and well-being. The team at GPH Mechanical see plenty of situations where a new HVAC system can help!

Controlling Moisture

Excess moisture is the breeding ground for mould. Fortunately, your HVAC system acts as a moisture regulator. It helps maintain optimal humidity levels in the basement, crawl space, and in ductwork, preventing the conditions that foster mould growth. Newer HVAC systems extract moisture from the air through their cooling and dehumidification functions, keeping your home dry and inhospitable for mould spores. This control over indoor humidity is essential if you live in a neighbourhood or region with high humidity or during our Okanagan rainy and flood seasons.

Air Filtration

HVAC filters trap airborne particles, including mould spores, preventing them from circulating throughout your home. Regularly changing and upgrading your filters is crucial for effective filtration. We can help with that! High-quality filters with a high Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) rating capture smaller particles, enhancing the system’s ability to mitigate mould spores and improve indoor air quality. Ask us about the best model for your home!
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Proper Ventilation

Ventilation around an HVAC system, and throughout your home, is critical for reducing moisture and preventing mould growth. Modern central air HVAC systems push air through ducts and into every room, which helps provide this ventilation. Ductless heat pumps that are positioned on walls can also help circulate the air in a room. Furnaces work to exchange stale indoor air by pulling in fresh outdoor air; this helps remove excess moisture and discourages mould formation. Additionally, adequate ventilation promotes air circulation, minimizing stagnant areas where moisture might accumulate and mould might thrive.

Regular Maintenance

To maintain your HVAC system’s mould-fighting capabilities, we believe regular maintenance visits are essential. Schedule a professional inspection and maintenance check with GPH today, to ensure your system is operating optimally. We’ll help to maintain the life of your HVAC system, so you can rest easy that its efficient functioning is protecting your home against mould growth.
GPH Mechanical also provides quotes on new furnaces and air conditioners, and any repairs you might need. Keep your HVAC system running at peak performance and safeguard your home from mould -contact us today for a free consultation!