When the summer comes, I prepare for a lot of cloudy and rainy days, as well as the increase of humidity.
- Usually the humidity doesn’t get too bad, just bad enough to be annoying.
Well I guess this summer was particularly bad, because it was raining almost every day. This caused the humidity to spike, but it still wasn’t affecting me negatively, so I didn’t do anything about it. It wasn’t until my home began to smell funny that I realized I might have an issue. The smell in my home smells like mold, which is never a good sign. When you live in the southern states, mold is always something to keep in mind. Mold is usually caused by high humidity. I read a little bit online to ensure that I was right and to figure out what was causing the smell. Apparently it was coming from the heating and air conditioning unit. I had virtually no knowledge on heating and A/C devices, so I decided to call a heating and air conditioning specialist to handle the issue. The HVAC worker told me it would be best to completely clean out the air conditioner unit, which was fine with me. When he was cleaning out the cooling unit, it was discovered there was a lot of trapped moisture inside, and that was where the smell was coming from. Once all of the moisture was taken care of, the smell was gone within a day. To help prevent something like this for next time, I will be using my dehumidifier.