Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell?

From your AC Repair Contractor serving Allen TX & the Surrounding Area

AC Repair Allen

Spring has arrived in North Texas and the temps are on the rise. As you turn on your air conditioner for the first time, you may notice a nasty smell. We’re going to try to help you understand what may be causing the various smells and explain how you can fix it.

Mustiness Smell- If you notice this type of smell coming from your air conditioning vents, it could be any of the following:

o Mold or mildew may have grown on the evaporator coil inside the ac unit or even in the system ductwork.

o The condensate drain line could be plugged and preventing the water from being removed from the evaporator; or

o It could be as simple as a dirty or clogged air filter.

Any of these issues could cause mold spores to be spread throughout your home causing allergic reactions, but all can be resolved by cleaning the system. With the proper materials, the evaporator coil can be cleaned, the condensate drain line can be blown out, and the ductwork can be cleaned and sanitized.

Burning or Smoke Smell- If you notice this type of smell coming from your air conditioning vents, below are some of the possibilities and some of the recommended treatments:

o A shorted fan motor or circuit board may be sending this burning or smoke smell throughout your duct system. We recommend the system be turned off immediately and checked by an HVAC professional.

o If someone in your home is a smoker, sometimes the smoke can be pulled into the evaporator coil. Depending on how bad the smell is, you may just need to have the coil cleaned and sanitized, or it may also require a professional cleaning of the ductwork.

Sewage or Rotten Egg Smell-If you notice this type of smell coming from your air conditioning vents, below are some of the possibilities and some of the recommended treatments:

o A sewage smell is usually due to a backed up sewer line or broken sewer vent pipe near the duct system. This type of issue will typically have to be corrected by a licensed plumber. After this issue is resolve, we recommend having your air conditioning provider perform a complete maintenance on your system

Air Comfort Solutions is a family owned and operated full service HVAC contractor providing heating and air conditioning repair, maintenance, and equipment replacement services throughout Allen, McKinney, Frisco, Plano, Anna, and the surrounding areas. We have over 20 years’ experience in the HVAC industry allowing you to feel confident that we know what we are doing and how to take care of your problem. Don't subject yourself to potential dangers by attempting to perform your own heating or air conditioning repairs.

Air Comfort Solutions offers same day heating, cooling and HVAC services to get you back in your comfort zone. If you need emergency air conditioning or heating installation, repair or service for your heating or cooling system, count on us for prompt, affordable and honest service.

AC Repair Allen TX

Air Comfort Solutions
Serving Allen, McKinney, Frisco, Plano, and the Surrounding Areas
(972) 816-5997