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Easy Ways To Fix Your AC Smell

October 12, 2022 | Blog

Your home should be a relaxing space, but an off-putting smell can quickly ruin your relaxation. If you’ve noticed an odor coming from your AC unit, you’re not alone! Smelly air conditioners aren’t fun, but they are fixable.

Ace Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here to help you restore your unit to its former glory. We love helping Lake Charles homeowners repair and restore their air conditioning systems, and we can tackle any issue. We’ve put together some of the best ways to fix the smell coming from your air conditioner.

Clean Your Air Conditioner

Mold and mildew grow quickly, and they will cause an obnoxious smell. Cleaning your air conditioner regularly is the best way to prevent mold and buildup issues, and it’s a great instant fix, too.

Humidity causes your air conditioner to fill with water faster, which means Louisiana weather is extra tough on your unit. Excessive water can cause your unit to accumulate mildew and dirt faster, which causes that annoying smell.

Check For Pests

Noticing a rotting or garbage-like smell is never good. However, if that smell is flowing throughout your home, that’s even worse.

A dead animal in your vent is guaranteed to smell, eventually. This pest problem can also be dangerous to you and your family’s health. If you’re noticing a rotten smell from your vents, it’s time to turn off your AC unit and call a professional AC team immediately.

Once we evaluate your situation, you might have to call a pest removal team to take care of the rest of the issue.

Look For Leaks

This one is more dependent on the style of air conditioner you have because some are more prone to leaks. This leak will probably smell like exhaust fumes, and that’s a major sign of leakage issues in your unit. It’s important to get this issue fixed by a professional AC repair company.

If you’re in the Lake Charles area, Ace Air Conditioning & Plumbing can send an AC technician out to you. We’ll make sure that your air conditioner is up and running like new again!

Get An AC Repair Or AC Replacement

Sometimes an old unit just needs a reset. A burning smell can point to an internal issue in your air conditioner. The best place to start is by turning off the unit and letting it sit for a day before turning it back on. If this fixes the issue, your air conditioner was probably just overheating.

If the burning smell continues, then there’s definitely a larger problem. Your AC unit may have a damaged or failing part, which will need to be replaced. There could also be an issue with the wiring inside of your unit, where that wire is damaged or not working at all.

If you think that something could be broken inside your AC unit, then it’s time for a professional technician to help. Professional AC repairs are the best and safest way to fix your unit.

Trusted Lake Charles Professional AC Repair Company

While you can try to fix up your smelly AC unit at home by cleaning it yourself and turning it off, sometimes you need help. This is especially true when it comes to pests and broken units. That’s where Ace Air Conditioning & Plumbing comes in!

We’re proud to help Lake Charles homeowners find the perfect cooling solutions for their homes. Whether you need an urgent AC repair or an annual tune-up, we have you covered. With our high-quality work, you’re sure to be satisfied and comfortable.

Schedule your service today and trust Ace Air Conditioning & Plumbing to fix it right!

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