Monthly Archives: November 2017

Preventing Mold | Keith Air Conditioning

How to Prevent Mold

Getting rid of mold once you’ve found it isn’t hard. But, of course, it’s always better to prevent it from growing to begin with. Although winters in Mobile, Alabama, are drier, the risk of mold is constant. Prevent mold growth with these simple strategies to enjoy greater health and comfort in your home.

Stop Condensation

While relative humidity levels are lower during the winter in Mobile, you can still create moisture in your home. Since the outdoor air is often significantly cooler than the air inside, condensation can form on your windows. That condensation can stimulate mold growth. Prevent condensation by ventilating your home and keeping your home from getting too warm.


Without proper ventilation, moisture is trapped in the corners of your living space and can lead to mold taking root. To prevent moisture from being trapped, ventilate areas of your home with excessive moisture, such as your bathroom or kitchen. You should also ensure that your HVAC system is properly ventilated, or mold spores can grow in the evaporator coil.

Watch for Pipe Leaks

Pipe leaks can be hard to catch. But if you don’t notice them quickly, they’ll often cause mold wherever they leak.

Listen for leaks and watch for decreased pressure from any of your faucets. Sudden increases in water bills can also account for a leak. Fix leaks as quickly as possible to prevent mold from growing.

Don’t let mold growth ruin your fall and winter seasons. Prevent mold growth before it leads to illness and reduced HVAC efficiency. For a professional hand improving your indoor air quality by fighting mold growth, call Keith Air Conditioning at 251-476-3610. We’re here to help you breathe easier, sleep better and enjoy a high quality of life.

HVAC System Lifespan | Keith Air Conditioning

Predict the Future: 3 Factors Affecting HVAC Lifespan

You’ve heard the question too many times: If you could have a superpower, what would it be? We have some outliers at times, but you know the big three: to fly, to read minds and to see the future. As we get older, most residents of Mobile, Alabama, would probably lean more toward being able to predict the future. You can’t predict the future, though, but you can anticipate your HVAC system’s demise by watching for factors that reduce its lifespan.

Indoor Air Quality

You should keep your home clean for more than just entertaining guests. The dirtier your home is, the more strain your HVAC system experiences while attempting to maintain comfort. And the more dust in your home, the more that can actually coat the system and reduce its efficiency.

System Size

Just like a good pair of pants, a service technician installs an efficient HVAC system according to the home’s load requirement. If you have a heating or cooling system that’s either too large or small for the needs of your living space, the system will experience short cycling or strain to keep up with the load. Both of these can reduce efficiency and lifespan.


All technology falters with time. With regular maintenance, an HVAC system has a better chance of living out its lifespan of 10 to 15 years.

Without proper maintenance, components of the system fall into disrepair and don’t operate as efficiently. Over time and without care, you’ll only exacerbate those problems.

In the end, any factor that impacts the efficiency of your HVAC system will inevitably affect its lifespan. To prevent reducing your HVAC system’s lifespan, schedule preventive heating maintenance by calling Keith Air Conditioning at 251-476-3610.