Have you ever turned on your air conditioning and noticed a foul, moldy or musty smell coming from the air conditioning vents? This is not a good sign, and can mean that your air conditioning unit is pumping dangerous mold spores into your home. Mold and mildew can become extremely dangerous to your health, especially if you already suffer from respiratory difficulties. Mold and mildew floating around in the air inside of your home can result in asthma and other permanent health issues. If you notice a foul smell coming from the vents inside of your home, contact NY NJ A/C Connection today. NY NJ A/C Connection will repair your air conditioning unit and ensure that the air being pumped into your home is free and clear of any mold or mildew.
A Dirty Evaporator Coil Can Result in Mold & Mildew
There are several reasons that an air conditioning unit will force foul smelling odors through your home. One of those reasons is a dirty evaporator coil. The evaporator coil is the piece of the air conditioning unit that cools your air. When the evaporator coil gets dirty (and it easily can), it becomes an instant breeding ground for mold and mildew. Mold grows when it has dust or dirt to feed on, a dark area as well as moisture and warm temperatures. Your evaporator coil already has three of these elements. The evaporator coil is located in a dark area. The blower constantly blows warm air and condensation forms on the coil creating the moisture needed for mold to spread. The best solution to preventing your evaporator coil being the source of mold and foul smell is to have it cleaned regularly by a professional from NY NJ A/C Connection.
Clogged Condensate Drain Line will Create Foul Odor
Another cause of foul odors emitting form your air vents is a clogged condensate drain line. When enough condensation forms on the evaporator coil, it drops into a drain pan and then exits out the drain line. Sometimes the drain line will get clogged, and then water will get backed up into the drain pan, creating the perfect scenario for mold to breed and grow. Don’t allow dirt and to fall into the drain pan, hire a professional from NY NJ A/C Connection to keep your condensate drain line free from clogs and free from mold growth as well.
Prevent Leaky Air Ducts with NY NJ A/C Connection
Think of your air conditioning unit as a body and the air ducts acts as the respiratory system, carrying air into your living spaces. If your air ducts leak in a non living area like attic crawl space they will draw in surrounding air, which is usually filled with dirt, dust, grime and mold spores. If this happens, not only will you have a dirty evaporator coil, but mold is now able to grow in the ductwork itself, creating a dangerous breathing environment for you and your family.