AC Smells Like Mold What Can It Be

Dated: 11/01/2018

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The Drain Pan Is Clogged

When working properly, the drain pan helps to remove excess water (condensation) from within your air conditioning system. As condensation builds up within your AC, a line drains the moisture to the outside of your home and into the drain pan. However, over time the drain pan can become clogged, which can cause excess water to build up within your system. As we all know, excess water where it shouldn’t be means one thing: mold. As mold builds up within your AC, a musty smell can emit from your air conditioning system each time it kicks on. If you suspect this is the issue, don’t fret just yet. 

 The Air Ducts Have Moisture Trapped

Within ThemSometimes, even if your drain line isn’t clogged, moisture can still build up within your air conditioning system. This is largely thanks to our geographical location, which as you know, makes for a humid climate year round. Humidity can increase the amount of condensation and subsequent moisture within the crevices of your AC (such as the air ducts and air vents), which can contribute to mold growth. If you think this may be contributing to the moldy smell in your home, we recommend having your air ducts professionally cleaned.

Your AC System Is the Wrong Size for Your Home

 Investing in an air conditioning system that is too big isn’t necessarily better. Unfortunately, lots of homeowners think a bigger AC means better cooling. But if your air conditioning system is too big for your home, it will interrupt the cycles your AC goes through when trying to cool down your home. Moreover, it will also affect how well your AC removes moisture from your home. As a result, you may find your home always feels a little too humid for your liking and is subject to mold. If you think your AC may be the wrong size for your home, contact the HVAC professionals at Energy Air for an inspection.

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Gina Vazquez

My name Yadira “Gina” Vazquez also known as JerzyGna and I’m a Florida REALTOR®, my office is located at 264 Central Ave Winter Haven, FL. I hold a Community Association Manager (CAM) License a....

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