What’s That Smell? How To Recognize The Smell of Mold In Your AC

If you turn on A/C and smell a musty smell, chances are your cooling system might have mold or mildew growth. This can be a hazard to you and your family’s health, and needs to be dealt with promptly. Moreover, mold and mildew have a foul smell that could cause discomfort in your home. Knowing the causes of mold and mildew growth in an air conditioning unit can help you address the problem. Some of the common causes can be found below:

Common causes of mildew smell from A/C

Internal problems

Sometimes interior of air conditioning system can become dirty or have bigger issues that have mildew growth. Faulty parts or malfunctioning pieces could cause issues with mold and mildew. If you have tried to address the issue related to the common causes yourself, but you are still unable to fix the problem, it may be time to seek a professional.

When to seek a professional

When it comes to HVAC systems, it is always better to be safe than sorry. It can be smart to consult a professional HVAC specialist to come and inspect your unit. He or she can pinpoint problem areas and offer solutions. If there is a technical problem with the unit, he or she can also repair it and get your unit back in proper working order. Sometimes, however, you may have to replace your A/C. Click the image at the end of this article. Additionally, if you notice large areas of mold or mildew growth on your ceilings, you might have to hire a professional to remove it.

When it is hot outside and you want to enjoy the cooling effects of your air conditioner, the last thing you want to worry about is a foul smell. Now that you know the causes of mold and mildew growth in the A/C, you can regularly check your unit for signs of them.

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