Jim Grant's Tech Tips
Bad Odor Smells Like Mold
Why do I get a bad
odor when I turn on the vent, heater or air conditioner? Is this smell
bad for my health ?
- John M.
Breathing mold spores
is not good for anybody's heath! Why is there mold in your ventilation
system? Either water is not draining correctly, there is tree and leaf
type matter collected in the system or rodents have stopped in and laid
the ground work for a new housing development. If your vehicle is equipped
(it would be great to know what you have for a vehicle) with a cabin filter
then it may need replacing. For those of you who do not know, many of
today's vehicle have a filter for filtering the incoming air for the passenger
compartment. This filter works great and I think it's the best thing since
milking parlors! If you grew up on a dairy farm you'd understand. Also
cabin filters can be upgraded with charcoal filter elements. With these
filters you can hardly tell you're following a smelly diesel truck. In
any case your vehicle's ventilation system needs a cleaning, rotor rooting,
rodent routing or a new cabin filter.