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Eliminate Stinky Air Conditioners

Eliminate Stinky Air Conditioners

If you want to hold your nose every time that your air conditioner kicks on, then you need to get to the cause of the odor. Depending on what the scent smells like, you may have different problems. Therefore, what your AC repair in Deltona company needs to do to fix the problem is different.  

Mold and Mildew

If you notice a musty or mildew smell in all part of your home, moisture is the problem. Condensation can build up in the ductwork if you do not have it cleaned regularly. Additionally, water leaks in the HVAC unit can be the culprit. You also need to check your drainage around your unit because standing water can cause the moldy smell. A whole-home dehumidifier is an excellent solution to stopping mold and mildew smells from getting started.  

Dirty Feet

If you have run around your home accusing everyone of not washing their feet, your air conditioner may be the culprit. Usually, your air conditioner repair expert will find a clog in your system somewhere. It may be the evaporative coils or the condensation drain pans. Another cause of the stinky feet smell can be stagnant water standing somewhere in the system. Professional cleaning is the best way to eliminate this smell.  

Burning Smell

The most serious smell that can come from your air conditioner is a burning smell. If you smell this, then immediately turn off the power to the unit at the circuit board. It could be a burned-out motor, a wiring issue, or some other type of problem. If the smell is similar to gunpowder, then it is usually a problem with the circuit board. In either case, you should leave the unit disconnected from power until you have a professional complete AC repair.  

Dirty Trash

If you smell a dirty trash smell or it smells like something is rotting, then the problem is probably that an animal has gotten into your system and died. Turn off the air conditioning system. Then, open several doors and windows in your home. Inspect around the unit to find the carcass or call your air conditioner repair person to come to locate the corpse. If the smell, however, is more like rotten eggs, then you may have a natural gas leak. This smell is an emergency, and you should call your gas company immediately and leave the premises.  

Regardless of the type of AC repair in Deltona you need done, contact the professionals at Renown Air Conditioning and Heating. They will be glad to identify the cause of the odor and get the work completed so that you can go back to enjoying the comforts of your home. If you have not had an inspection done on your system for at least six months, then go ahead and contact them today. Getting an inspection done regularly is a great way to prevent future problems.