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Is there a Weird Smell Coming from Your Air Conditioner?

julyb2Gross! What is that musty smell coming from your air conditioner? If you’ve had your air conditioner for a while, you may be trapped in a catch 22 situation this summer. The smell is unbearable, but it’s too hot to turn your air conditioner off. This can become a major issue if you live in a hotter area, especially as we move into the most brutally hot part of summer.

Your air conditioner could be producing weird smells for any number of reasons. It’s possible that your vents haven’t been cleaned in a while. Dust and other kinds of debris can get sucked up into the vents. The tainted air then gets recirculated through your home over and over again.

Depending on the age of your air conditioner, it may be time for a full replacement. If your air conditioner is ten years old or older, call in an HVAC contractor you can trust, like Comfortable Climate Heating and Air Conditioning. Our team is experienced and proficient in air conditioning installation as well as air conditioning repair in Yorktown, VA and the surrounding area. Don’t let a smelly air conditioner ruin your summer, visit CCAirAndHeat.com and get a free estimate on air conditioning repair or replacement.

3 Ways to Lower Humidity in Your Home

julyb1Having excess humidity in your home can be uncomfortable, but it can also cause problems with your home. The excess moisture in the air can cause mold spores to reproduce like crazy, fabric can develop mildew, your wooden doors can swell and become hard to open and close, and any pet smells in your home can get worse. Here are three ways that you can reduce the humidity in your home.

Line Dry Clothing

Running the dryer can increase moisture in your home. When you dry your clothing outside on a line, you won’t add to humidity levels.

Use a Dehumidifier

You can get one of these online, or in many stores that sell home goods. A dehumidifier sucks water out of the air and stores it in a collection unit. When the container is full, just empty it outside to make sure the removed moisture doesn’t wind up back in your house. The best part is that they’re pretty affordable and effective. The only problem with dehumidifiers is that they really only target a small space, but it is possible to get a whole house dehumidifier from Comfortable Climate Heating and Air Conditioning. You won’t have to worry about emptying out the water tank, and your whole home can be humidity-free without multiple dehumidifiers running.

Air Conditioning

Setting your air conditioner to high fan will help increase air flow in your home, making it much more comfortable.

Don’t have an air conditioner? Comfortable Climate Heating and Air Conditioning provides air conditioning installation in Yorktown, VA as well as Gloucester, Middlesex, James City, and Newport News. Visit CCAirAndHeat.com today for details and schedule a free estimate.