Why You Shouldn’t Ignore AC Odors
Only an air conditioner in good working order can keep the heat and humidity in Orange Park, FL, at bay. Sometimes AC problems are obvious, like the unit quitting on a hot summer day. Others don’t immediately affect your AC’s ability to work properly. AC Odors can indicate many problems with your AC unit, many of which require immediate attention.
Moldy AC Odors
Leaks within the system can create ideal conditions for the growth of mold, and allow mold spores to spread throughout your home. In addition, your air conditioner helps to manage humidity. If your air conditioner is not effectively controlling humidity levels, the excess moisture in the air can create damp spots. Molds spores need this moisture to grow. Mold can be damaging to indoor air quality and cause a variety of health problems. If you can smell mold coming from the vents, it’s time to notify your HVAC contractor.
Though changing air filters is an easy aspect of AC maintenance, many people do not know that this task needs to be done regularly. If your air filters are dirty, they will impede your AC’s ability to operate effectively and cause dust and other debris to circulate throughout your home. As these pollutants accumulate on your filter they can develop a foul odor which can result in your entire home smelling stuffy and unpleasant.
Clogged Drainage System
The water drain in your system might become clogged with dirt, mold or other debris. This blockage can cause the water to back up in the tray. The stagnant water can accumulate mold and bacteria, and result in a nasty odor which then permeates every room in your home.
Don’t ignore AC odors, as they can lead to other problems, and cause you costly repairs in the future. As soon as your air conditioner starts to emit any strange odors, call your local HVAC experts at Mike Merritt Heating & Air at (904) 240-4038. We will ensure your system is properly inspected and serviced so that you can always be comfortable at home. Give us a call today to learn more about what we can do for you.