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Determining and Solving Ventilation Problems in Your Mobile, AL Home

Published on: April 25, 2012

Ventilation problems in your Mobile, AL, home are no laughing matter. If the moisture builds up inside the home, mold and fungal growth can occur. Some molds and fungi are harmful to the occupants. Your air conditioning and heating system works to remove excess moisture from your home. If your system is not working properly, your local Carrier® factory authorized dealer can repair the system so it can work at its best.

If mold growth is evident on the ceiling, it could indicate ventilation problems in the attic. A Carrier® factory authorized dealer can advise you about the best way to ventilate your house’s attic. Some solutions for ventilation in the attic are:

• Ridge vents
• Air turbines
• Soffit vents
• Gable vents
• Attic vents

By removing hot air in the attic, your air conditioning and heating system will not have to work as hard to keep the house cool. This saves money on the energy bills.

If condensation coming from leaks in the ducting system or if the ducts are uninsulated, repairs are needed immediately. Moisture can destroy insulation, the roof decking and everything around it. Your Carrier® factory authorized dealer can repair, clean and insulate your ducting system during your air conditioning and heating system maintenance visit. This also helps reduce the humidity inside the house. Humid air cannot enter a sealed ducting system.

Keeping vents free from obstacles helps ventilation in the house. Air does not back up in the system. Blocked vents force the air conditioning and heating system to work harder, driving up the energy bill. A Carrier® factory authorized dealer has the staff, training and the tools to identify and solve any ventilation problems your Mobile, AL, home may have. The sooner you identify and have problems repaired the healthier and more comfortable your home will be.