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Ways to get the smell of mildew out of your AC

During the summer, many people rely on air conditioning to keep their homes cool and comfortable. While this is certainly a luxury during the oppressively hot summer months, it can become an inconvenience when something goes wrong. Regular HVAC maintenance is important to keep any machine up and running smoothly, as well as prevent any issues down the road. One major problem that people face with their air conditioners is a musty smell coming in through the vents, which is often the result of mildew.

Here are a few ways you can eliminate the smell from coming back into your home:

  • Call a professional: If you cannot find the source of the smell on your own, you should call in the help of a professional. They will be able to take a look at your entire system and be able to find the source of the odor that is coming into your residence.
  • Change the filter: One of the easiest ways to get rid of the smell - which is likely the result of excessive moisture - is to change out the filter in your machine. This should be done regularly throughout the time you use it in order to ensure that the AC is running as smoothly as possible.
  • Check for leaks: Because the mildew smell is probably being caused by leaking water, you should check each area of the house for the source of those leaks. If water is coming out of the vents in the basement or attic, the mildew will be forming nearby.

If you are in need of any Gaithersburg, MD air conditioning repair services, be sure to schedule an appointment today with John C. Flood.