Fight Mold Problems: Leave Your AC On This Summer

When you’re not home, you might shut your air conditioner off altogether.  Especially if you’re going to be away from home on vacation for a few days or weeks. After all, why pay for air conditioning if you aren’t inside to enjoy it?

Prevent or Fight Mold Problems

The closed up home without air conditions provides the dark and damp environment needed for   mold spores to grow.  In the summer, a hot closed house with the air-conditioning turned off will bring higher humidity levels.  The problem is that when humidity levels are high, mold thrives. And when there’s no ventilation, the mold settles and spreads, and before you know it, you have a serious mold problem on your hands.

Mold will grow when those levels reach or exceed 70%, says most professional mold removal companies. .Your thermostat should have been left at or below 72 degrees and you should keep fans on to help air movement.

That’s why it’s a good idea to use a programmable thermostat to keep your home within a reasonable temperature range when you’re gone. This will keep humidity levels down and go a long way to preventing mold growth.

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