AC Smells Musty

When we turn on our air conditioners, we expect our homes to get cool and comfortable and living in Central Florida, we use our air conditioners all too often. Sometimes, there’s an unpleasant odor and it’s been known to resemble dirty socks or dirty laundry. The most common culprit of this is mold and mildew developing in places with a high moisture content. Since it’s raining almost every day around 5 pm in Central Florida, we become prime candidates for high moisture households.

To make matters worse, the AC is distributing mold and mildew spores throughout the house while it’s running, so it’s important to solve this issue as soon as possible. If your AC is the reason for the musty smell, it can equate to a few different scenarios.

4 Reasons Your AC Smells Musty

There are a few reasons why your air conditioner could be creating a musty smell, as listed below:

1. Dirty Evaporator Coils

Dirty evaporator coils are a breeding ground for mold. It’s recommended to have maintenance performed on your AC System to have them cleaned. Also, you can install a UV lamp to prevent mold from growing on the coils.

2. Improper Unit Size

It’s important to have the correct AC unit size because if it’s too large, the AC unit pulls in fresh air too rapidly and this could prevent it from being sufficiently dehumidified. If the AC unit is too small, it could run endlessly and not cool properly.

3. Mildew in Air Ducts & Vents

This is one of the more obvious reasons for musty smelling air conditioning. Read more about the causes of mold and mildew and how to fix the issue.

4. Clogged AC Drain Line

A clogged AC drain line can prevent your home from being dehumidified. Find out more tips on how to unclog your drain line.

Contact Complete Air Mechanical for AC Service in Central Florida

Some people prefer to DIY, others don’t. If you’re in the second category, we’re here to help you with your condensate drain line needs and any other AC maintenance you may have.

Call us at (407) 915-0144 and let us make your home comfortable.