Mold in your HVAC system isn’t uncommon, but that doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous. As humidity rises, particularly in the warmer months, it creates the perfect environment for mold growth. If there’s mold on something like your AC filter, which is responsible for filtering the air that circulates in your home, you may notice symptoms like allergy flare-ups, a scratchy throat, nausea, and headaches. Your symptoms may depend on the type of mold, but no matter the type, mold is never good for your health.
If the mold growth becomes extreme enough, you may need an entirely new central air install. This is why if you notice mold, you want to take care of it right away.
If it’s minor, you may be able to just wipe it away with a sponge or cloth. If it’s more extreme, you may need to call either an HVAC or mold remediation company.
If you notice strange health symptoms with no apparent cause, get your home inspected for mold straight away. The problem can get worse if not properly treated, and it will almost always grow in unseen areas.