Warm temperatures have made their way to McKinney, Texas, and this means you’ll be using your AC more. Since your AC was not used as much during the cooler months, it might give off some strange odors when you first turn it on. The following are some potential reasons why your home’s AC is producing funny smells.
1. Dirty Sock Odor
If your AC gives off a dirty gym sock smell, your air conditioner’s condenser could be the cause of this unpleasant odor. If your AC is not draining properly, it can sometimes cause the condenser’s coils to grow bacteria and release a dirty sock smell.
2. Exhaust Fume Smell
An exhaust fume type of odor can indicate that a fluid in your AC or condenser is leaking onto a motor or a different part of your unit. If you suspect your AC is leaking fluid, an HVAC professional can come and assess the situation and discuss possible HVAC maintenance plans to prevent instances like this from recurring.
3. Garbage Smell
During the winter, it’s not uncommon for small animals to seek refuge in your ductwork. Unfortunately, some of these animals may pass away before spring, and this is what could be causing a garbage-like smell throughout your business. If you suspect there is an animal in your building’s ductwork, you’ll need an HVAC professional to determine if an AC repair is necessary.
4. Gunpowder or Burning Smell
A gunpowder or burning smell coming from your AC system could be an indication of an electrical malfunction. The motor in the AC could have failed. In this situation, you’ll need to shut off your AC system immediately so you don’t make the problem worse.
At All Service Heating & Air, we provide professional HVAC services 24/7, so call today to learn more about us. Your comfort is our priority.
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