Have you noticed that the air in your home isn’t as fresh as it used to be? Are you nervous about getting your air conditioner running because your ducts may have pollen and particles in it? The fix is easy, and you can be cooling off in your home, breathing fresh air in no time.
Clean Your Cooling Coils
To prevent odor coming from your air conditioner, start with cleaning your cooling coils.
Sticky outdoor air can quickly lead to accumulation of dust and pollen in your AC coils. After a while, the debris will begin to grow bacteria, leading to a funky odor throughout your home.
Run your HVAC
One of the main jobs of your HVAC system is to remove humidity from the air within your home. If your system isn’t doing this, it can also cause a musty odor in your home.
If water builds up in your air conditioners drain pan, the moisture can create mold and mildew. Check your condensate drain seasonally to make sure that you are cleaning it before it begins to produce an odor. Preventative maintenance is the best way to guarantee that you can prevent odor before it gets into your home.
Duct cleaning may not currently be a part of your regular spring cleaning, but as you can see, it may be necessary to ensure that your home is effectively cooled and scent free.