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Easy Ways To Fix Your AC Smell

July 11, 2022 | Blog

Homes are supposed to be the place you feel most at ease, but it’s pretty hard to relax and unwind when there’s an odor coming from your air conditioning unit! From car exhaust to mildew, to burning, any smell coming from your air conditioner is concerning.

Don’t worry though, because Blanco AC, Electrical & Plumbing has the solutions you need! Instead of suffering through a foul-smelling unit, we’ll help you fix it up.

Why Does My AC Smell?

There is a range of issues that may cause your AC to emit surprising odors. While some of these problems have at-home solutions, some are more complicated. For that reason, we recommend having a trusted HVAC company on call.

The Unit Needs Cleaning

The easiest solution for a foul, earthy smell is to clean out your air conditioner. By cleaning the filters, evaporator coils and other parts of your unit, you may eradicate the smell. Remember, you’ll need to clean both the outdoor and indoor units!

If this clears up your odor issues, you may need to improve your AC cleaning habits. Changing the filter every 1-2 months and cleaning the system 1-2 times a year will improve your unit’s lifespan and performance.

The Unit Is Broken

Burning smells usually point to a problem in the kitchen, but what if the smell is coming from your air conditioning system? Well, you may have a broken unit.

If you have a burning smell coming from the air conditioner, you can try turning the system off for a day and turning it back on. If this resolves the problem, you’re probably fine (but call an HVAC technician to make sure!). However, if this doesn’t get rid of the smell, there’s a bigger problem.

You may have a damaged component or faulty wiring inside of your air conditioner. In this case, it’s time to call the professionals. A reliable HVAC company will help you get your unit up and running in no time!

There’s A Leak

Exhaust fumes are always concerning, but why would they come from your AC? Well, your cooling unit may have some kind of leak. The unit uses refrigerant to cool the air, but this fluid can smell an awful lot like exhaust if it leaks. When dealing with this issue, it’s best to call the professionals.

A Pest In The Vents

Sometimes unwelcome visitors will wiggle their way into your ductwork or vents. If this animal leaves waste or perhaps dies in the vents, you’ll definitely notice an odor. If you think that there’s an animal in your vents, turn off the unit and call an HVAC service immediately.

The scent of garbage or rotting will come from your air system if you’re dealing with a pest. Here, you’ll need an HVAC technician and possibly a pest removal service.

Reliable HVAC Services In Blanco Texas

From broken units to pests, to leaking refrigerant, Blanco AC, Electrical & Plumbing has seen it all! If you need an AC repair or air conditioner replacement, you can always call us. We’ll make sure that your home is always running at its peak performance.

Blanco AC, Electrical & Plumbing provides the Texas Hill Country with the best heating and cooling services possible. Your comfort is our business, so that’s why we pride ourselves on being a reliable, premium and professional HVAC company. You can even call Blanco for air conditioning emergencies because we are on call 24/7!

Call today to learn more about our services.

Why Choose Us?

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