Did you know there's a phenomenon known as "dirty sock syndrome"? And it actually has nothing to do with your teenager's feet.

It's a musty smell (like a dirty sock) that is the result of fungus, mold and mildew growing inside your home. Not something you want to experience.

Too Much Humidity and Improper Ventilation Cause Your Home to Smell Musty

Your air conditioner usually can't solve the problem of high humidity. Left unchecked, too much humidity leads to a musty smell caused by mold and mildew.

With little or poor ventilation, the musty smell in your home can linger, compounding with other smells and making your home an unpleasant place to be.

Odors are more than just a nuisance. They're often signs of larger, health-threatening issues inside your home's air.

Aprilaire Can Help You Prevent Musty Smelling Air for a More Comfortable, Healthier Home

"There is no practical way to eliminate all molds indoors; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture."
-U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

As the EPA states, you can't remove mold completely. But Aprilaire's whole-home indoor air quality solutions can prevent mold growth, remove spores from the air and prevent the musty smell.

An Aprilaire Whole-Home Dehumidifier will remove the ideal amount of humidity from your air to mitigate the problem. The Aprilaire Whole-Home Air Purifier will remove mold spores from the air, and Aprilaire Whole-Home Ventilation will exchange stale, polluted indoor air with fresh air.