Odors and Your AC Unit

Your air conditioner will be very important as the spring weeks continue and the summer weeks rapidly approach. The air conditioner should produce cold air for your home. What it shouldn’t produce, however, is an unpleasant odor.

Unfortunately, there are times when your air conditioning unit gives off an awful smell, particularly during this time of year when the unit is starting to be used regularly. If your air conditioner is doing this, know that it is common, and know that it may only be a minor issue. Also, know that the problem can be fixed quickly.

Odors in air conditioners, in many cases, are caused by either mold or bacteria – or a combination of both. Cooling units have coils that can attract moisture, which can result in the growth of mold and bacteria. If it isn’t mold or bacteria, problem, it’s the dust that can collect on an air filter that can cause a problem.

In keeping the unpleasant smell away from your unit, it is imperative to keep your air ducts clean. Regular maintenance of your air ducts will improve the indoor air quality of your home. It also will keep unwanted allergies and respiratory problems away. Additionally, it is important to replace air filters regularly in order to control dirt and allergen buildup.

Our Chicago IL HVAC specialists at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Elk Grove are here to assist you with proper indoor air quality control, in addition to keeping that unwanted odor out of your home. Call our Chicago cooling company a call today, or visit us online for more information.

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