It is a common misconception that your home’s HVAC system can filter odors from the air. It is only designed to control airflow and temperature. That means that whatever foulness is in the air will be circulated, not eliminated. Some odors are not a cause for concern, but others may mean you should call for air conditioning repair right away.
- Smoke Odor – If you smell smoke in your home that is not as a result of someone smoking a cigarette, it is cause for concern. If you smell what seems like something burning and it appears to be coming from the vents in your home, you should shut off the air conditioner at once. You should then inspect your air handler and condenser to see if you smell or see smoke there. If you do, leave the system off and call for air conditioning repair. There is likely a mechanical or electrical problem in the unit.
- Musty Odor – Generally speaking, a musty odor is a sign of mold or mildew. These substances can form in the ductwork and also on the coils. If they are not removed, the air conditioning system will circulate contaminants around your home. You will need to have the mold removed by a professional as well as locate the underlying problem, such as a blocked drainage tube, that has caused the moisture issue.
If you need air conditioning repair in the Winter Garden, Florida area, call us at AC Guys Cooling & Heating Services. We can help you ascertain if the foul smelling air you are experiencing is an air conditioning problem and resolve it for you.