Why is your AC releasing bad odour, and how can you fix it?

By August 31, 2020Air Conditioning

Everyone is guilty of putting off some household jobs every now and then. But neglecting your air conditioning system can lead to a number of issues, with many people noticing bad odours being released from their AC.

So, what is the bad odour coming out of your AC system, what risks does it pose and how can you fix it? Read on to find out.


What is causing the smell? 

There are a number of possible reasons that your AC system is releasing a bad smell, however, the most likely cause is a lack of regular maintenance. In one of our latest previous posts, we detail the most important reasons to maintain your AC. Neglecting your system can lead to the growth of bacteria and fungi inside the air-conditioner unit that can deteriorate the quality of the air and can even potentially spread diseases. While this is the worst-case scenario, there are a number of other reasons your AC may smell, including:

Poor drainage: Poor drainage can quickly create a bad odour in your AC system. Check where the draining tube is pointing and to ensure the quality of the water source.

Poor humidity: The bacteria that can develop foul odours normally prefer poorly ventilated, stagnant conditions where they can more easily grow and develop. These conditions can often be easily fixed by ensuring the regular circulation of fresh, clean air.

Equipment degradation: If your AC system is getting older, it is possible that certain parts have degraded, been damaged, require replacement or repair. We recommend calling a qualified air conditioning specialist to check this out. 

Cleaning your AC 

While it is important you regularly clean your AC system yourself, a deep clean carried out by an AC professional can identify the exact cause of the odour, remove it from your AC system and prevent it from developing again. If you book a service with HunterCON, we will work with you to create a preventative maintenance plan for your air conditioning system that will help ensure a reliable and odour-free system.

Enjoy comfortable and healthy air quality

Once you have serviced your AC system, you and your family will be able to enjoy great air quality in your home. Through removing common pollutants such as dust, pollen, mould, smoke, dust mites, dander, and volatile organic compounds from the indoor air will help reduce the risk of several health concerns and improve comfort.

Contact HunterCON today!

HunterCON is a fully licensed electrical and air conditioning specialists located in Sydney’s Inner West, servicing the greater metropolitan area, including the Eastern Suburbs, Lower North Shore and South West. If you want to improve your indoor air quality, need to get rid of a bad smell, or would like to book a quote for repairs, installation or maintenance, contact HunterCON today. With over nine years of experience, we pride ourselves on providing air-con and electrical services of the highest quality.

Are you interested in learning more about air conditioning and electrical? Check out some of our other great blog posts:

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