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Easy Ways To Fix Your AC Smell

March 22, 2023 | Blog

If you have a weird smell coming from your AC unit, there could be many reasons why. Some of these problems you can solve right at home before the smell becomes uncomfortable. Barker’s Heating & Cooling can help you and your family solve your smelly air conditioner problem! Here are some reasons why you may have an odd smell and how you can fix the issue before it gets worse.

Clean Your AC Unit

Getting your HVAC system cleaned regularly will keep it from smelling. You can try cleaning out your vents and air filters to remove any build-up in your system. You should replace your air filter every 1-3 months depending on the amount of debris your filter collected. Things that can build up in your vents include:

  • Dust
  • Dirt
  • Mold
  • Mildew

All of these pollutants can clog your vents and produce weird smells in your home. Especially during humid months, mold and mildew can leave a musty smell that contaminates your home’s indoor air quality. Areas like College Station can get humid summers and affect your home’s humidity. Clean out any debris your AC system may have and see if the odor goes away.

Remove Rodents From Your System

Animals and rodents can find their way into your system without finding their way out. Your weird odor smell may be coming from an animal that died in your vents. If you have any suspicion that something may have been in your vents, turn off your system and contact an air conditioner and heating specialist. We will let you know if there is anything in your vents and if you need to contact a pest removal service.

It’s important to get these kinds of situations resolved as soon as possible. The smell can be harmful to your and your family’s health. If it smells like rotten eggs or garbage in your vents, contact a specialist sooner rather than later.

Repair A Broken AC Unit

If you have a burning smell in your home, it may be coming from your AC unit overheating. Your unit can overheat because it’s getting older or because you have debris build-up. Try resting your air conditioner by turning it off for a day and turning it back on later. If the smell continues, it could be that your unit needs repairs.

You may need an air conditioner repair if your system has damaged or failing parts. The burning smell may be the result of an electrical wiring issue and can lead to other hazardous situations. Your unit could also have a leak if it has liquid components. Leakage issues typically have a smell that’s similar to exhaust fumes.

If you think your system may have failing parts, contact a technician for HVAC maintenance.

Where You Can Get Professional AC Repair

If you need help with your AC unit, contact Barker’s Heating & Cooling! We provide services that will diagnose any problems your HVAC system has, from smells to broken parts to full replacements. Contact us for a consultation today!

Why Choose Barker's?

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You will save a minimum of 30% on your heating and cooling costs or we will refund double-the-difference of your savings not realized during the first year.
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We guarantee that the equipment we have installed will perform as we have stated, or we will remove it and return 100% of your investment.

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