Bronz-Glow Dirty Sock Syndrome (DSS) Resource Center.
What is Dirty Sock Syndrome?
“Dirty sock syndrome” occurs when there is an overgrowth of bacteria within your HVAC system creating a foul odor that occurs when the heat is on and warms the microorganisms on the evaporator coil. Since the coils are damp and operate below the temperature to kill bacteria, (most heat pumps only reach 120-130 degrees.) this creates the perfect environment for bacteria to thrive. As they multiply and air is circulated throughout your system, the odor is carried and dispersed throughout your home. You will notice a dirty musty smell, similar to a locker room smell, especially when the heat blows.
Bronz-Glow's Husky Coil Coating is a rubber poly-elastomer coating that completely coats the surface of the coil. Since rubber doesn't absorb moisture, the water doesn't accumulate. Our proprietary coating has had tremendous success in combating DSS, even on stubborn cases.
We Prevent Dirty Sock Syndrome
Bronz-Glow coatings fight Dirty Sock Syndrome. An article in the ACHR News from March 2006, David Debien of Central City Air in Houston, recounts his search to end his customer's experience with DSS. Read it here.
Here is a home inspector who recommends Bronz-Glow based on David Debien's research.
Here is a forum where people discuss Bronz-Glow solving their DSS problems.
Wittichen Supply recommends coils be treated with Bronz-Glow or using a coil cleaner they stock (which they admit will not prevent the return of the smell.) They do have a great PowerPoint on what DSS is.
Houzz.com homeowners discuss the solutions to their DSS.
Frymire proposes that the oils used in manufacturing could provide a food source for bacteria.
Bronz-Glow cleans the coils to remove these oils prior to coating. You should too. If you don't coat your coils, you can at least clean them with our biodegradable cleaners to eliminate the microbes.
Even professionals know Bronz-Glow. Here, the dealer had coils dipped in Husky Coil Coat to solve a warranty issue.
Review our Testimonials to see how we solved DSS for others.
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