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Does Your Air Conditioner Smell Less Than Pleasant?

The evaporator coils in your home’s heating and cooling system are prone to a number of problems, one being the gradual buildup of mold and bacteria within the system. This doesn’t necessarily cause any serious damage to the system’s inner workings, but it does, however, have one incredibly permeating effect— it causes your air conditioning system to smell less than pleasant.

This phenomenon is actually fairly common, so much so that HVAC professionals have dubbed it “Dirty Sock Syndrome.” Let our heating and cooling specialists at Hader show you the steps you can take to combat this annoying little issue with your HVAC system.Identifying Dirty Sock Syndrome

As you can imagine, the first thing that alerts most people about this problem is the permeating smell of something rotting within your air circulation system. The scent is unique enough that it’s virtually unmistakable for anything else. Mold and mildew growth are typically found on the evaporator coils, but they’re also fueled by dirty filters and full drainage pans. Spotting these symptoms is a sure sign of Dirty Sock Syndrome.How to Resolve Dirty Sock Syndrome

Like many HVAC issues, prevention is the preferred method of addressing this smelly problem. Regular cleanup and filter changes top the list of effective solutions to avoid Dirty Sock Syndrome. Talk to your HVAC service provider about maintenance agreement plans to help keep your system free of any contaminants that could cause bad smells. Finally, managing the moisture levels inside your home will also go a long way toward keeping the spread of odor-causing mold and bacteria at bay.Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh All Day, Every Day

At Hader, we’re your leading provider of heating, cooling and comfort solutions. Give us a call at (513) 612-9201 or fill out our online contact form to schedule an appointment and request a service visit from our experts today.

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