Why Does My Ac Smell?

Posted on August 12th, 2019 by Matthew

No one likes to walk into a strange odor in their home, but if that strange odor occurs when your AC system begins to run, it’s never something you should ignore. A smell coming from your AC could have a few causes. From everything from mold to a burnt-out part. So if you notice your AC unit is putting out a not so pleasant odor, here’s what you’ll want to know: 

No, That’s Not Your Child’s Stinky Feet

When’s the last time your system got inspected or cleaned? Dirty evaporator coils, clogged condensate drain pans, or stagnant water can lead to what many describe as the smell of stinky feet. If no one has recently taken off their smelly gym shoes in your home, professional cleaning is needed. 

Blame the Smoker

If there is a lingering smell of cigarette smoke in your home, and someone recently lit up a cigarette inside, the smell could be stuck to the filter and coils. First, change the filter. If the smell still lingers, it’s time for a tune-up.

Is Something Burning…

If you suddenly smell the faint smell of something burning, and you can’t seem to find an obvious source, it most likely could be coming from your HVAC unit. The cause can be a variety of issues, such as an overheating motor, a wiring issue, or some other issue that could lead to a severe problem, and potential house fire. 

To schedule your next HVAC tune-up, contact the Salt Lake City HVAC experts at Scott Hale today

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