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5 common reasons why your air conditioner smells

March 19, 2024 Haysadmin No Comments

What’s that foul odour? 5 reasons why your AC smells bad

Have you noticed a strange odour wafting from your air conditioner?

It’s a common issue that can affect anyone, but don’t worry – we’re here to help. As the trusted provider of AC services throughout the Redcliffe Peninsula in Brisbane, we understand the importance of a clean and pleasant-smelling air conditioner.

In this blog post, we’ll delve into the five most common reasons why your AC might emit unpleasant odours.

Our focus is on providing professional AC cleaning services, because we believe that a clean system is the key to a happier, healthier home. So, let’s explore these odorous culprits together.

Read on to discover how AC cleaning can transform your indoor air quality and help you to enjoy cool, clean air, every day of the year!

Common causes of unpleasant odours in your air conditioner

1. The importance of clean air filters

Over time, air filters in your AC system become clogged with dirt, dust, and other airborne particles.

This buildup not only reduces the efficiency of your air conditioner but also contributes to unpleasant odours circulating throughout your home or office. Regular cleaning of air filters is essential to prevent this accumulation and maintain optimal air quality.

At Hays Airconditioning, our professional cleaning services ensure that your air filters are thoroughly cleaned or replaced, eliminating the root cause of odour problems and leaving your indoor environment fresh and clean.

2. Combating mould and mildew

Mould and mildew thrive in damp environments. This makes your AC unit an ideal breeding ground if not properly maintained!

The presence of mould and mildew not only produces unpleasant odours but also poses potential health risks to you and your family.

Our professional cleaning services include thorough inspection and treatment to eliminate mould and mildew within your AC unit. By addressing this issue, we not only remove odours but also ensure a healthier indoor environment for you to breathe easy.

3. Resolving moisture build-up in the drip pan and drain line

Accumulation of moisture in the drip pan or condensate drain line can lead to musty odours coming from your air conditioner. This moisture build-up creates an ideal environment for bacteria and fungi growth, further exacerbating the issue.

Our professional cleaning services include thorough inspection and cleaning of the drip pan and drain line, ensuring proper drainage and eliminating the source of odours.

With Hays’ expertise, you can enjoy a fresh-smelling indoor environment free from the discomfort of musty odours.

4. Cleaning clogged or dirty evaporator and condenser coils

Clogged or dirty evaporator and condenser coils are a common culprit behind foul odours in air conditioners.

Over time, these coils can accumulate dust, dirt, and debris, hindering the cooling process and emitting unpleasant smells.

Removing accumulated debris restores optimal airflow and ensures your air conditioner operates a peak efficiency. It will also effectively eliminate odours to ensure you can continue to enjoy a comfortable and refreshing indoor environment.

5. Eliminating debris from air ducts

An accumulation of debris in the air ducts can lead to a variety of unpleasant odours circulating throughout your home or office.

Dust, pet dander, mould spores, and other contaminants can settle in the ductwork over time, causing stale or musty smells.

By eliminating these sources of odours, indoor air quality is improved. Now, you can enjoy a fresher and more comfortable environment!

The importance of regular air conditioning cleaning

Regular maintenance not only removes smells but also improves air quality in your home. Additionally, it enhances aircon efficiency. In turn, this can also help reduce your electricity bills!

Finally, regular cleaning prolongs your unit’s lifespan and reduces the need for costly repairs in the long run.

In short: investing in maintenance now ensures comfort and savings down the line, and immediate benefits to your indoor air environment!

Professional aircon cleaning from a qualified expert

It’s vital to select a knowledgeable and experienced professional for a deep, thorough clean.

Hays Airconditioning’s licensed and qualified professional will clean your entire internal and external system, allowing you to start enjoying the benefits of cool, clean air straight away!

In short, choosing a local professional ensures your AC stays in top condition for comfort and peace of mind.

What you can do between cleans to maintain your unit

Between professional cleanings, there are several simple steps you can take to maintain your AC unit:

  1. Regularly clean air filters to ensure proper airflow and reduce strain on the system
  2. Keep the area around the outdoor unit clear of debris, like leaves, plants, or dirt
  3. Ensure that vents and registers are unobstructed to allow for efficient air circulation
  4. Schedule annual maintenance checks with a professional to address any potential issues and ensure optimal performance

How often should I schedule professional air conditioning cleaning with Hays?

For homes or small businesses, we recommend annual cleaning. Spring is the perfect time for this, allowing you to be well-prepared for Brisbane’s hot and humid summers!

For larger systems, including commercial properties, we usually recommend services twice a year, during Autumn and Spring. Speak to Hays today if you have any questions.

Should I be concerned if my aircon smells?

In short, yes, you should. Bad smells not only indicate a dirty system, possibly harbouring mould and mildew, but also a system that is unable to reach its full potential. The result is dirty, contaminated air, plus additional strain on a system that is unable to provide efficient and effective heating.

Foul smells compromise your unit and home in three major ways:

  • Mould and mildew that is contaminating the air
  • Increased (and unnecessary) energy consumption
  • Causing additional wear-and-tear on your AC unit

Enjoy fresh air and efficient performance with professional air conditioning cleaning

Addressing unpleasant odours from your AC is essential for maintaining a comfortable and healthy indoor environment.

By understanding the causes of these smells and taking proactive steps to address them, you can ensure that your AC operates efficiently and effectively.

If you’re reading this blog post, let it serve as your reminder to schedule your next professional AC clean with Hays Airconditioning!

We’re a proud local business servicing the Redcliffe Peninsula with smart, efficient, and affordable air conditioning solutions.

If you’re looking for a local pro who will deliver good old fashioned customer service with a smile, call Paul today on 0404 614 814 or get in touch online.