Your air conditioner helps you relax in a comfortable atmosphere year round,
but nothing ruins the mood quite like a moldy smell coming from your AC.
If you’re experiencing this, chances are your air conditioner is
suffering from dirty sock syndrome. Learn more about dirty sock syndrome
and what you can do about it, here.
Dirty Sock Syndrome
Dirty sock syndrome is when your air conditioner smells like—you
guessed it—dirty socks… gross, right? Dirty sock syndrome
occurs when bacteria and mold form in the indoor coils within your air
conditioning system. The indoor air coils are an essential part of the
cooling process, but unfortunately, this area can be a breeding ground
for bacteria and mold.
Bacteria and mold can live on the indoor air coils and go unnoticed until
there is a change in weather. But once the temperature drops and your
air conditioner goes into defrost mode, the now damp and cold coils can
start emitting a terrible moldy smell.
How Can I Get Rid of Dirty Sock Syndrome?
Dirty sock syndrome is inconvenient for sure, but fortunately, taking care
of the issue is relatively simple. While some air conditioning systems
will need to be professionally cleaned, many systems can be cleaned with
a few products and a little elbow grease.
Clean the AC: Cleaning your air conditioner should be your first solution when experiencing
dirty sock syndrome. If you have a professional clean your system, he
or she will used a non-acid cleansing product to clean and disinfect the
dirty coils. This will eliminate odor-causing bacteria. Even better, a
professional cleaning will also improve the efficiency of your system.
Install a UV Light:
Ultraviolet lighting can halt dirty sock syndrome by killing the bacteria that causes unpleasant
odors. Another advantage of UV lighting is that it can improve the air
quality inside of your home.
Stop Dirty Sock Syndrome Today
What good is your air conditioner if it leaves your home smelling funky?
At Phoenix Air Conditioning, we believe your home should be a comfortable
and relaxing oasis. That’s why we provide comprehensive
Palm Beach County air conditioning services, including solutions for dirty sock syndrome. If dirty sock syndrome is
affecting your home, give us a
call today and we’ll be there right away to clean your system.