Dirty Sock Syndrome: 2022 DIY Fix It Guide
Dirty Sock Syndrome is when your AC or heat pump gives off a foul smell when you switch it on. This isn't good for your home or your family. Learn more about wh
So, what is dirty sock syndrome? Dirty Sock Syndrome is when your AC or heat pump gives off a moldy, foul, or mildew-like smell when you switch it on.
If you start noticing that your home smells like your son's hockey locker room and dirty gym socks when your AC kicks on, you could have dirty sock syndrome.
I think it is essential for me to point out at this point that we are not joking. This is a real problem that homeowners and renters face. It is actually called 'Dirty Sock Syndrome' in the HVAC industry.
In the Okanagan, we get questions about this from time to time. Usually, it's at the start of spring when people transition from heating to cooling.
This blog will quickly explain what dirty sock syndrome is, what causes it, is it dangerous, and what you can do to eliminate it.