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Your Air Conditioner May Be Causing That Musty Smell | Air Conditioning Maintenance

If your customers or family members are complaining about any unpleasant smells in your home or business, it can be coming from your air conditioning unit. Ignoring air conditioning maintenance can lead to lingering odors from mildew and mold that can be quite off-putting to anyone that enters your premises.

Why Is My Air Conditioning Unit Smelling?

Problems with odor can be hard to combat since the cause is not always apparent. You may have probably tried all sorts of deodorizers and cleaning solutions, but the smell may just persist. If nothing is helping, the problem may be with your air conditioning unit.

Here are two ways in which the HVAC system can cause a stink:

  1. Poor air conditioning maintenance: If the filters or other parts of the air conditioning unit aren’t properly cleaned, it can result in mildew and mold. The musty scent can be quite nasty.
  2. Poor HVAC airflow design: The air could be pushing in the wrong direction, making the nasty smell travel to the home. For example, from the bathroom to the main hallway.

Why Is Mold Bad for You?

You may be thinking that the bad odor is manageable, but it signifies that there is mold growing in your home. It is vital to take care of these issues since mold spores can significantly impact the air quality of your home. You, your family, or staff could be inhaling these spores. This can cause throat irritation, nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, coughing, wheezing, and even skin irritation. People who have allergies can have serious reactions as well. Anyone with lung illnesses or compromised immune systems can be in real danger if they are breathing in mold spores.

The mold that is growing in your air conditioning unit may not be any more or less dangerous than it growing someplace in the home or commercial property. However, since the air conditioner spreads the cool air around the entire room, its key function is to distribute air. If the air is contaminated with mold spores, it can spread them throughout the entire house. This can become quite a bad problem for you since it can increase the chances of mold spreading!

How Can Air Conditioning Maintenance Help?

Sterling Services can help you with the odor problem in no time. They have experts that can take a closer look at your HVAC system. You may have clogged vents, air filters, exhaust systems, or drain lines. This may be leading to a buildup of moisture and grime in your cooling units that can cause the musty odor to persist. With regular air conditioning maintenance, you will be able to reduce the risk of such issues.