Best Practices for Your Air Unit
Excessive moisture, both inside and outside, is a contributing factor to the presence of mold.
Some steps you can take to reduce moisture in your room are:
Keep your room temperature set at a regular, moderate temperature to keep moisture levels low.
The temperature on each room air unit can be set by using the thermostat under the cover plate that flips open. It is not recommended to fluctuate between extreme temperatures or to regularly turn the unit off/on.
Keep your windows closed.
Opening windows introduces more moisture into the room.
Wipe up excess moisture.
Dropping temperatures squeeze moisture from the air, causing condensation, or drops of water, to form on surfaces such as windows and desktops. Cleaning these areas with a dry cloth removes the moisture.
Keep the area in front of your air unit open.
HVAC systems are designed to remove moisture from the air during the cooling season, but blocking the unit with furniture, clothing, etc., prevents the air from circulating and the unit from doing its job.
Frequently clean your room and wipe down your air unit with disinfectant wipes.
The buildup of dust can contribute to allergens in the air and can cause issues with your air unit. Wash your bedding and clothing often.