In the winter, fresh air comes at a premium. On nicer days, you’re tempted to throw the windows open and let the breeze in. But on the days when it’s grey and damp outside, you won’t want to do that. If you’ve started to notice an odd musty smell inside your home, it could be due to your HVAC system. Let’s look at how to get rid of it.
Why This Happens
Dust can build up surprisingly quickly in your home, especially if you only vacuum on rare occasions. This gets even worse when you have pets in your home. The mustiness from lack of cleaning will make your house feel stale, and it doesn’t help your HVAC system run any more efficiently whether you want your home to be warm in the winter or cool in the summer. You’re just distributing that stale air all over the house.
Clean It Up
What you’ll need to do is clean out your home’s HVAC system. Before you can do that, though, you need to have it inspected. That’s why scheduling inspections and maintenance on a regular basis is a good idea. It can prevent any problems, whether or not you expect to have to deal with them. Your air filters could be clogged, which is affecting how well the air flows. Or the ducts have become too dirty due to neglect and need to be flushed out. It’s also possible that outflow drains are blocked, or that there’s not enough ventilation. Cleaning up your residential HVAC system can go a long way towards resolving these issues.
Boost the Airflow
Another way to get rid of that troublesome musty odor is to boost the airflow inside your home. This is especially important in busy areas such as bathrooms and kitchens that have water running all the time, whether it’s for cooking, showering, or running the water. To fix any issues, the ductwork might have to be redirected somewhere else, or the vent fans will have to be moved. In some cases, you might need a second HVAC unit, although this is much more common for commercial spaces than residential ones.
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