Mold and mildew will grow because of the moisture on the coil from the dust that collects on the coils. Here in the geographical areas we live in, there is a chance for the heat to be on in the a.m. and the cooler air during the day. This combination of heat and cool can increase the likelihood of mold and mildew.
This is one of the reasons why changing your air filter regularly is so important. It helps minimize dust particles from entering your HVAC system and clogging it.
It is always best to give us a call if you think that you may have a serious HVAC problem. Here are a few things you can do before you give us a call, however. These quick tips will help you eliminate any other possibilities of issues.
- Check and replace A/C filter if necessary. Replacing these once a month is the best bet;
- Check the outside drainage – it should be draining out with a steady stream.
This will help us narrow down the ultimate issue that may be causing the terrible odors coming from your HVAC system.
Of course, there are some things you can do to keep Dirty Sock Syndrome from returning or happening. Keeping a high-quality filter in place at all times is the best decision – it also helps your HVAC system to run correctly. You can also invest in an air purifier that will help keep dust down as well as cut the humidity that can cause mold and mildew.
The best decision is, you guessed it, having Fulford HVAC come out to your home and perform regular maintenance inspections and services. This will be the best choice for your HVAC system and your comfort in your home.