If there’s one rule most homeowners subconsciously follow it’s, “if it’s not broken, it isn’t a problem”. However, you can’t take that risk when it comes to your AC unit; especially when you’re living in South Florida and having a working AC is vital. This is why AC units need regular preventive maintenance. If your home is beginning to smell a little musty, you may need to have an AC tune-up done. You don’t want your belongings to have a musty odor nor do you want to have poor indoor air quality .
There are various reasons why your home can have a musty smell. If you’ve tried a variety of things to get the odor out, you may have an “invisible” problem in your home. This is when you call professional AC technicians to take a look.
Checking your ducts regularly is a good way to spot mold before it has the chance to take over. If you haven’t been conducting regular checks, there’s a good chance that your ducts are holding moisture. Excess moisture leads to mold and mildew buildup. If your duct system has a mold infestation, you will need professional help to get rid of it.
How severe the mold infestation is depends on the state of your duct system. If the infestation is uncontrollable, it may have caused damage to your duct system.
Depending on the type of AC system you have, you may have a component known as a drain or drip pan. As your AC system works to remove excess humidity in the air, moisture droplets are formed. These droplets then collect in the drain pain. The age of your AC unit as well as regular wear and tear will have an impact on your drain pan. This can lead to a build-up of water in the surrounding area, which eventually leads to mold and mildew.
With your drain or drip pan comes your condensate line. This line allows for the water collected in the drip pan to drain outdoors. The problem is that if there is dirt or debris in the condensate line, water won’t drain out. Dirt and debris in the condensate line don’t need to be big things; it can be as simple as sludge or even mold and mildew growth that clogs the line.
If your AC is not correctly sized to your home, there’s a good chance the cycle may be too much. If your air is constantly cycled out it means the air inside your home can have high moisture levels. This causes an excess of moisture in the air and will also lead to an increase in mold and mildew in your home. You may not even notice there is mold until it becomes more visible, or the odor gives it away.
If you’re sick of your home smelling musty, you’ll want to get an AC tune-up done as soon as possible! As a resident of the Sunshine State, having a fully functioning AC is essential. Without regular servicing, your air conditioning system can fail on you when you need it most. If you can’t remember when last you had your unit serviced, you may want to call in the professionals at Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric. During a tune-up, your ac technician will inspect and service your unit.
At Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric our team of qualified HVAC technicians can tune up your AC in no time. Don’t live with a musty odor in your home, Art Can Fix It! We’ve been trusted in South Florida for reliable service since 1983! With a proper tune-up, you won’t have to worry about your indoor air quality or musty smells anymore. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a service, call us today at 1-800-475-1504!
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