There are many things that can go wrong with your air conditioning system. One way to tell if your AC system needs cleaning is by paying attention to any strange odors coming from the vents. Read on as we take a closer look at three AC odors that you should never ignore in your Crosville, TN home.
If your AC is running and the air coming from your vents smells like vinegar, your system is likely in need of a good cleaning. Vinegar-like odors can mean that you have sitting water and organic buildup inside your AC equipment. A professional HVAC service technician can help you find the exact source of the issue and take the appropriate measures to fix the problem.
2. Burning or Electrical Odor
While the smell may be faint, it could be indicative of a serious problem with one possibility being that the unit’s coils are overheating. This can happen if the AC is running constantly or if it isn’t properly maintained. If the coils get too hot, they can start to break down and release harmful chemicals into the air and even cause a fire.
3. Musty Smells
Musty smells coming from your AC unit can be a sign that it’s time for a maintenance check. Although it’s normal for your AC to produce some level of smell, especially after sitting idle for months, musty odors can indicate that there is biological growth inside the unit. Not only can this be harmful to your health, but it can also cause your AC to work less efficiently.
Action Heating & Cooling, Inc. is your one-stop shop for all your HVAC needs. We offer a range of services including air conditioning, indoor air quality, geothermal, and duct cleaning. Contact Action Heating & Cooling today to learn more about our services.
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