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Why is my house smelling musty?

What causes a home to smell musty?

 The most common issue that can cause a musty smell within a home is the presence of mold or mildew. However, that does not mean your home is full, as mold and mildew have a low odor threshold meaning that the smallest amount can create a large odor. Stagnant air can also be a cause of this, meaning your air purifying system is no longer working or you do not have one installed on your furnace.

What can I do to get rid of the smell?

There is not a lot you can do beyond filling your home with Charcoal and baking soda absorbers, and those do not guarantee a 100% the smell will be gone, and you need to replace them every two weeks or so.

There are homemade options like taking a square fan and building a base of furnace filters to help circulate and filter the air threw to help purify the air.

Finally, we suggest that upgrading to a UV air purifier is one of the best ways to maintain better air quality. The UV air purifier uses the UV light to remove the odors and particles as they pass through the ducts.

What is the difference between an air cleaner and a UV air purifier?

 

            An air cleaner uses a built-in screen or filter to pass the air through trying to filter out the most particles it can. They are usually based in the furnace ducting but can also come in single room or area machines.

            A UV air purifier instead of a filter uses a UV light beam where the air is passed through a small chamber to destroy airborne contaminants. This helps to clear the air and purify it.

 

How effective are UV air purifiers?

UV air purifiers can destroy large amounts of mold, mildew, bacteria, and other airborne contaminants.

There are many possibilities of why your home could smell musty, and many of them can be easily fixed at home, but if there is a possibility of mold and mildew built up, it is always safer for you and your family to call in qualified technicians.

Check out our UV Air Purifier installations here.

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