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Smell Something Bad Coming from Your AC?

An air conditioner that smells bad is likely to do more harm than good at this point. If the system is responsible for depositing cool air into your home, that cool air should smell fresh or at least odorless when you breathe it in. Any foul odors should be investigated and dealt with—full stop!

So, the question remains, do you smell anything foul coming from your air conditioner? If the answer is yes, then it’s time to sit down and have a talk.

Different smells can be caused by different types of problems, and it’s in your best interest to call a professional and have these smells investigated. One thing is for certain, though, any unpleasant smell coming from an AC unit usually signals the need for air conditioning repair in Lake City, FL.

Different Smells and Their Different Tells

Determining what’s wrong with your air conditioner based on the smell can be a difficult task. If at any point you find yourself confused or downright unhappy with the functionality of your air conditioner, we implore you to contact a professional HVAC technician to determine what the problem is. For anyone experiencing problems, or who are just curious, keep reading.

  • An Exhaust Smell. If you’re noticing an exhaust smell come from your air conditioner or the vents in your home, we’d like to remind you that it’s not gas. Air conditioners aren’t powered by gas. However, there are fluids contained within your air conditioner that could be leaking out, which also smell eerily similar to exhaust. Call our team today to have this fixed.
  • Moldy Odor. Whether you’d rather say this smell is musty, moldy, or smells similar to feet, it’s really caused by standing water that must be sitting somewhere unintentionally. This could be coming from your air conditioner’s air filter when it is clogged, or from a condensate drain that’s blocked. Either way, call a technician to have it addressed today.
  • Smokey Smell. If you’re smelling something like smoke then you might be dealing with an electrical issue in your air conditioner. Either a shorted out circuit board, a burnt-out fan motor, or some other electrical component has malfunctioned and you’ll need professional attention to have it fixed.
  • Other Foul Odors. These three odors aren’t the only ones exclusive to air conditioners. You cold be smelling something foul that’s just harder to figure. Sometimes smells can alert us to when a critter has crawled into our ductwork, or if there’s skunk spray lodged in the exterior cabinet of your air conditioner. Either way, it’s important to remember that smells are not normal and should be addressed when they come from your air conditioner.

Call Us Today

If you’re smelling anything unpleasant, there’s a clear solution to the problem. That solution is calling our team of professionals today. We’ve got the right training and expertise to inspect your system and diagnose it accurately. If you’d like to get rid of this smell as soon as possible, we’re the team for you!

Call the team at North Central Florida Air Conditioning today for quick AC repair. Improving lives by improving homes!

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