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What is Dirty Sock Syndrome?

Posted on April 13th, 2016 by Jupiter Tequesta

ac replacement tequesta flSmell something funky coming from your air conditioner?  It might be due to something called “Dirty Sock Syndrome.”

So what is it that causes your air conditioner to stink?

The moist environment inside of your air conditioning system serves as a breeding ground for dangerous molds and microorganisms.  When this mold and bacteria grows on your air conditioning coil or in the drain pan of your HVAC system, you might get a whiff of dirty socks when you first turn it on.  As microbial activity increases, the more of an odor you’ll have in your home.

Fortunately, there are ways to keep your home from smelling like dirty socks!

We utilize UVC Light systems combine with PHI Technology to combat mold growth within your air handling system.  This UV air sanitation prevents the buildup of dangerous mold, mildew, bacteria, and viruses from inside of your HVAC system.  By effectively killing the bacteria and mold, you can prevent bad odors and keep dangerous bacteria and mold from spreading throughout your home.

Learn more about “Dirty Sock Syndrome” here and contact Jupiter-Tequesta Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electric Inc with any questions you may have.  Our professional technicians are here to help you keep your A/C system running smoothly all summer long — and keep the air in your home smelling fresh.

To learn more, give us a call:

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740
Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822
Martin: (772) 546-2822
St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

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