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Air Conditioners and Strong Odors

Air Conditioners and Strong Odors

Is there a strong odor coming from your air conditioner? You’ll want to get to the bottom of it right away!

Summer is coming to an end at last. While there will still be some unusually warm days, for the most part, you won’t need to use your AC system as much. Keeping your air conditioners in good shape is still a good idea. If you’ve noticed some strong odors coming from your air conditioner, then it is time to find out why that could be.

That Smell

Mold and bacteria can contribute to the smell coming from your AC unit. This is also true of any bacteria and mold growing inside your home, especially in places where you don’t think to look. Moisture buildup on the evaporator can lead to more stubborn forms of germs and mold taking root and being even harder to remove. At the same time, it’s important to double-check the drain pans. They could be full, and you might be none the wiser. In other cases, the drainage lines are blocked and you won’t know until you start detecting that particular scent of decay. Finally, it’s also possible that some kind of wild animal got trapped inside your unit and then expired.

Potential Fixes

Now let’s look at some ideas for resolving this problem. Start by turning off your air conditioners. As fall settles in, you’ll need it less and less unless there’s a day that is unseasonably warm. It’s happened before and it’s entirely possible that it’ll happen again. Creating a cleaning solution to help break up some of the dirt and grime around your units is also a good idea. Try cleaning the evaporators coil, too. When you are done, be sure to wash your hands, your towels, and your tools.

Replacing the Unit

Even so, there are some times when you just need to accept the truth. At some point, your air conditioners will be too far gone. When it’s time to replace the unit, you can’t hesitate, even if you receive assurances that temporary repairs can continue to help. Repairs and replacements won’t be a challenge for the right professionals. Put your trust in them, and you won’t be let down!

We Are Proud of the Company We Keep

William E. Kingswell has remained a distinguished provider of commercial and residential heating and cooling services since 1937. We have provided an unmatched level of customer service to all of our clients, and we enjoy being the preferred HVAC equipment distributor of countless customers. We offer a comprehensive range of high-quality heat pumps, boilers, unit heaters, HVAC accessories, and more. William E. Kingswell works with businesses and homeowners throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, including Baltimore, Frederick, Annapolis, Fairfax, Manassas, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Virginia Beach, and Leesburg. To learn more about our extensive range of SpacePak, Concord, Allied Commercial, and Bard HVAC equipment, give us a call at 301-937-1900 or contact us today!

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