How to Prevent Mold from Growing In Your Air Conditioner

Summer is here, which means excessive heat and humidity. In summer, it’s really hard to prevent things from growing mold-humidity being the main cause. Do you know mold can grow in electronic appliances, especially air conditioners? Unfortunately, it can grow anywhere- even at unexpected things or places!

You must be surprised to learn how mold can grow in an air conditioner as it is a cooling machine. As you wouldn’t know where exactly it starts to grow – who knows? It’s already growing in your air conditioner right now!

So let’s learn how to identify and prevent your air conditioner from deterioration.


How to Tell If Mold Is In Your Air Conditioner

Mold usually grows in a warm, moist, and dark place. Usually, air conditioners provide the perfect environment for it to grow – especially in units that have not been used for a long time.

Here are some tricks to check and identify the hazard:

  • One of the main signs is to check for mildew or must have a smell coming from the air conditioner.
  • Black dust occurs near the air vents of the air conditioner- which is visible.
  • The visible or prominent presence of mold is in black, orange, green, white, or pink colors.
  • It usually grows when the air conditioner has not been used for some time, like in winters, so it’s better to check your AC before using it in the summer.

Tips To Prevent Mold from Growing In Your Air Conditioner

Once you find it in your air conditioner, you should try some tips or tricks to prevent deterioration from growing in your air conditioner as it not only smells musty but also causes some serious health issues, such as respiratory issues and allergies.

Some tried and trusted tips to prevent mold from growing in your air conditioner are:

  • It is similar in the air conditioner as it would be if found in any other place in your home, so don’t panic. Instead, clean it deeply and remove it thoroughly.
  • The best solution is to call an HVAC technician.
  • It usually grows inside the grille, which you can’t access, so let the technician take care of it. The technician will clean the inside unit to ensure there are no remaining signs of deterioration.
  • The affected particles are mostly found in the air that are present everywhere. So change the air filter regularly- like after some weeks, as it prevents the spores from growing inside the units of the air conditioner.
  • Check the air intake vents regularly for animal excretion, garbage, and standing water.

Do not delay cleaning mold from your air conditioner because as long as it mold stays, it will spread the particles throughout your house! For inspection, email us at or fill out the form here.