Posted: April 30, 2020 by Andy
When it's in the 90s outside and sweltering inside your home, the last thing you want is to inhale a foul smell when you turn on your air conditioner. No family should be forced to choose between being uncomfortable in their own home and breathing in a nauseating odor.
Should you be concerned? Are those stomach-turning aromas coming from your AC normal? If so, what's causing them, and how can you keep them from reoccurring?
These are all questions our customers have asked before, and we know it's extremely frustrating to be confronted with a foul-smelling central air system. Here are the three main reasons your system is smelling funky:
Your air conditioner will create internal condensation when there's a significant temperature difference between the AC enclosure and the air outside.
When moisture collects in your unit, mold can begin to grow. Debris, insect shells, and dust can also gather and stick to the condensation inside your unit. After awhile, this combination can create an unpleasant smell that's then distributed throughout your home when your system is running.
Do you remember the last time you changed your HVAC system's air filter? If it's been awhile, your filter has probably collected nasty particles from the air. When your AC filter is clogged and dirty, the cold air from your system must force its way past all the unpleasant contaminants stuck in your filter - carrying the bad smell with it throughout your home.
Similarly, your duct system can accumulate dust, dirt, mold, bacteria, and debris over time. How long has it been since you've had your ducts cleaned? Never? The foul smell emanating from your AC could actually be in your ductwork.
As you know, the cold air from your AC flows through your duct system before being blown throughout your home. Your ductwork serves as a sort of superhighway network for your home. Any bad odors coming from your ducts will find their way to every corner of your home with quickness.
Fortunately, getting rid of a bad AC smell is fairly easy. Whatever is causing the odor simply needs to be cleaned. If you suspect it's coming from your ducts, schedule a duct cleaning. If you discover that your furnace filter is dirty, replace it.
Most importantly, you should keep your AC unit clean by scheduling annual maintenance. Our comprehensive central air conditioning system tune-up will include the cleaning of your unit's parts, so make sure to get your air conditioner checked out before summer arrives. In addition, we're available 24/7 to help you with all your AC needs.
We're committed to providing fast friendly emergency service 24 hours a day 7 days a week for residential heating and air conditioning systems in Wooster, Millersburg and the surrounding areas.
Our 24-hour emergency on-call service means you'll never have to go through another cold winter night or a hot, humid summer day. We service residents of Wayne and Holmes counties with no after-hours or overtime fees, so you'll never have to worry about paying extra because your furnace or air conditioner decided it wanted to quit on the weekend or a holiday!
Our service trucks are ready for your emergency after-hours service call with over 5000 stocked parts so you don't have to wait for us to chase down the parts you need.
Fast and done right the first time
We'll keep your Wayne County furnace running smoothly, and we service gas and electric heaters, heat pumps, ductless mini-split systems and more. Our local, licensed, friendly HVAC technicians drive fully-stocked service vans so when we troubleshoot your Holmes County HVAC system and find a faulty part, we can replace it right then! Whatever you need in the area of heating and cooling repair in Wooster, Millersburg, and the surrounding areas, we've got you covered!
The right system for your home
Whether you're a homeowner in Rittman who's in the market for a new, high-efficiency furnace, a mobile home owner in Shreve who's tired of baking in the summertime or you're a property manager in Dalton looking to replace old, temperamental air conditioning systems in apartments with new reliable units, our experience enables us to quickly and accurately assess your HVAC needs. You'll get the new furnace install and central air conditioning upgrade that's right for you.
Protect your investment
While we don't mind visiting your home for a dead-of-winter breakdown (it's what we do), we want to help you avoid that unfortunate situation altogether. That's why we offer affordable Wayne and Holmes County seasonal HVAC maintenance to reduce the future need for heating and cooling repairs. Our thorough inspections catch little problems before they become big ones. An annual HVAC tune-up by one of our expert techs saves you money, time, and stress!
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