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The technicians at ACTexas gave me lots of options including modifying my old system (which was cheaper but just buying time). I opted to replace the entire system! My AC bills have been half what they were this time last year! They worked so hard and did an amazing job! They were very honest about the cost (no hidden fees). Rating Angela W.
I had an excellent experience with James. He is solid guy whom you can tell loves his work. Not only did he assist me with repairing my AC...on a Sunday. He gave me priceless knowledge and he wasn't even scheduled to work. I pray this work ethic stays around for years to come. Workers like James are very hard to find. He should definitely be rewarded for all his hard work. Rating Matthew T.
Dispatcher was able to get me same day service when my air conditioning unit stopped working. Justin conducted the repair and was extremely professional, knowledgeable, and honest about the issue. I didn’t feel like he was trying to sell me services or equipment that was not needed. The prices were very reasonable - especially since we had the repair conducted same day! I would highly recommend this company and will be using them for all future maintenance and repairs! Rating Tricia T.
Mickey is great! He is very knowledgeable and professional and does a great job. He always texts me to let me know when he'll arrive and explains everything he's doing. He's earned our trust and we are very happy with his service. Rating Jet E
Came out quickly and diagnosed the issue, showed me what was wrong and completed the fix. I would highly recommend this company to anyone needing service. Rating A Robinson
Working with ACTexas was a great experience from start to finish. I would highly recommend them for any HVAC work that you may need from brand new install, repair, maintenance, or just an evaluation of your current HVAC system. They have great knowledge, experience, work ethic and customer service. Rating Ramil M

What is Dirty Sock Syndrome and How to Avoid it

Have you ever turned on your AC unit and suddenly been hit with a smell that resembled a boy's locker room? If so,  your AC unit may have dirty sock syndrome. 


What is Dirty Sock Syndrome

Dirty Sock Syndrome refers to the foul or moldy odor after turning your AC unit on or switching it from cool to heat. This stench is due to mold and bacteria on the evaporator coil. The problem starts when the season changes. Once you start your unit on cool, it causes the evaporator coil to become damp and collect dirt. When you go to turn on the heat, it allows that dampness to dry in the evaporator coil and leads to the growth of bacteria. Once that bacteria grows and dries; the next time you turn on your unit, you'll experience the smell of dirty socks. Sadly the chances of you getting dirty sock syndrome are increased if you have pets that bring in dirt and shed inside.  


How to Fix and Avoid Dirty Sock Syndrome 

Unfortunately, dirty sock syndrome will not go away on its own. The primary way to get rid of dirty sock syndrome is to clean your coil, to remove the mold and bacteria build-up. Once the coil is cleaned, you will apply a special ceramic coating to help stop the build-up of mold in the coil. Ensure you leave this up to a professional due to the equipment's sensitivity and the chemicals used during the cleaning process. Just save yourself the trouble and money and call a professional.   


When preventing dirty sock syndrome, there are three main ways you can help prevent it: regular check-ups, air cleaners, and a UV light. Regular check-ups on the HVAC unit will ensure that mold build-up will be noticed sooner rather than later. By installing an ultraviolet light (UV) and using air cleaners, you can help minimize mold build-up on the coil. 



No one wants their home to smell like dirty laundry when all is said and done. Ensure you do everything to stop dirty sock syndrome from becoming a problem in your home. 


If you need help dealing with dirty sock syndrome in your home in The Woodlands or Spring Texas, including surrounding cities, contact ACTexas today! We are equipped to help you with all of your air quality needs so give us a call or fill out the schedule form on our website.