Hi folks, need a little advice here.
I live in florida and hired a home inspector to check out my house
which I will soon sell. He observed some mildew or mold on the sides
of my a/c closet unit inside my house. It is a combo unit meaning it
is electric a/c and a gas furnace for heating. He tested the furnace
portion and noted that it was difficult to start. I told him that
every year I have the gas company come out in the fall and they do a
test, service, and inspection on it, and after they do their magic, it
works good for the winter.
The inspector said due to the mildew and the hard to start heating, I
should replace the unit, probably with an all electric one. He said
due to the design, it cannot be disassembled easily to see what it
looks like on the inside. I believe it is around 13 years old, but it
doesn't look very old or in bad shape.
I would rather not replace the unit as I already have to lay out some
cash for a new roof. Can the mildew on the sides be treated & cleaned?
It is on ducting I believe, rather than the unit itself, or perhaps on
some kind of insulation covering the sides of the unit.
I believe the brand is Tempstar, but I could be wrong.
Thanks for any advice.