Common Causes of Air Conditioning Odors

Regular maintenance of your heating and air conditioning system is necessary if you want to maintain good indoor air quality within your home. Airborne contaminants often have the opportunity to settle within your air conditioning system, and the cool and damp conditions within it can allow mildew and mold to grow which can compromise your health.

Causes of Air Conditioning Odors

Below we tackle some of the most common causes of air conditioner odors and how to prevent them:

Air Conditioning System Odor Causes

In the majority of cases, air conditioning system odors are caused by mildew or mold growth within the system. In some cases, a dirty air filter can also cause unpleasant smells. Sometimes, an air conditioner can pick up unpleasant smells from elsewhere and will circulate it through ductwork. Exhaust fumes, perfumes, candles, and chemical cleaners can spread their odors throughout your home this way.

Odor-Causing Areas in Your Air Conditioning System

Several components of your air conditioning system can cause unpleasant odors. Dirt, dust, and debris can accumulate on the evaporator coils, which can lead to mold and mildew growth. Your air conditioner’s air filter can become dirty, causing contaminants to become get concentrated in this area. Debris can also accumulate in your ductwork; if the inside of your ducts become damp, then this will create opportunities for mold and mildew growth.

Tips on Eliminating Air Conditioning System Odors

There are several ways to eliminate air conditioning system odors, which primarily includes changing your air filter on a regular basis. For even better protection against indoor pollutants, switch to a high-efficiency air filter which ensures better indoor air quality. We also recommend scheduling regular system cleaning with us; we can clean your system and improve its efficiency. In addition, consider investing in ultraviolet lights for your home’s duct system. This light can kill mold spores and other contaminants. A whole home purifier will also be useful.

Call Us to Learn More

To learn more about these preventative strategies mentioned above, give us a call. We can help improve your home’s indoor air quality by making sure that your heating and air conditioning system is in good shape. Air Quality Heating and Air’s technicians are NATE-certified and they undergo continuing training to improve their skills, including participating in training programs to ensure exceptional HVAC installation and maintenance each and every time.

Contact us here or call us at (408) 899-8878 to learn more about removing air conditioner odors.