If you turn on your AC and smell a hint of mold/mildew its time to inspect your HVAC system.
Mold is one of the top allergens and in some cases can even be toxic to you and your pets.
If there is mold or mildew in your system, it is blowing all over your home, spreading. It’s time to learn how to stop it and save your health.
There are three top culprits when it comes to that musty laundry smell.
A Dirty evaporator coil – The evaporator coil is what removes moisture from the air. Water may build up on the coil creating a breeding ground for mold, dust, dirt, and mildew. If you have a dirty coil you may notice a weak airflow coming from the vents as well. These coils are easily damaged. We do not recommend doing it yourself.
Leaks in the air ducts – When sealed properly ductwork works very well blowing and delivering air cooled throughout your home. When a tear or separation occurs, dust and debris can enter. As it sits, water vapor may additionally get in the duct lines and you know where that leads. Yep – a growth of mold and mildew, especially here in Southwest, Florida. The answer is to have the pros come out and inspect and seal all of your ductwork.
A clogged condensate line – While your unit is running it is not only cooling the air but taking humidity out of the air. That water exits through a pipe and sometimes that line gets clogged with debris or dirt, water will collect, back up and cause the drain pan to have sitting water which can become mildew or mold. Your unit may shut off if the water level gets too high. You can use a wet/dry vacuum to clear the line yourself or give All Day Air a call.
Ignoring musty moldy smells is dangerous to your health. Give All Day Air a call today and let the professionals inspect and keep your family safe. www.alldayaircooling.com 1-239-357-0727