Dirty Sock Syndrome

There is nothing worse than the musty, damp stench that comes from the growth of bacteria and mold. If you have a heat pump, you may have experienced the smell which occurs as soon as bacteria and mold grow on the indoor coil and the heat pump drainage pan. The mixture of the bacteria and mold growth with the heat produced by the heat pump creates the specific unpleasant odor referred to as “Dirty Sock Syndrome”. There are ways that you can prevent this from occurring when operating your heating pump. Proper cleaning, servicing and the use of an UV air treatment system are suggested.

The growth of bacteria and mold on any surface is likely to produce an unpleasant odor. In the case of heating pumps, the unpleasant, musky odor is actually amplified with the addition of heat. The heat interacts with the bacteria and mold producing the funky, musty odor that is commonly associated with heat pumps. Proper cleaning and servicing of heat pumps is important to prevent the occurrence of “Dirty Sock Syndrome”. An experienced CoolzHeating HVAC technician can thoroughly clean and maintain the heat pump drainage pan and the coils on a consistent basis to cut back the possibility of bacteria and mold growth which can ultimately lead to the occurrence of “Dirty Sock Syndrome”.

Some individuals choose to obtain the UV air treatment systems to remove the mold and bacteria that creates “Dirty Sock Syndrome”. This is definitely a perfect option for anyone that is looking for a unique way to prevent and kill the mold and bacteria that are responsible for the smell that is known as “Dirty Sock Syndrome”.

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