Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell Bad?

Are you experiencing problems with your air conditioner? Does it stop working or doesn’t cool enough? Below you will find the most common air conditioner problems, their causes and possible solutions, as well as ways to prevent them. In general, regular and thorough maintenance is the best way to prevent problems and extend the life of your air conditioner.

Why Does My Air Conditioner Smell?

Odor from the air conditioner’s indoor unit most often occurs when either the user or the technician neglects regular air conditioner maintenance. The reason why the air conditioner smells is due to moisture buildup on the air conditioner’s internal heat exchanger. The moisture causes bacteria and mold to grow on the heat exchanger, which is what causes the unpleasant smell.

How Can You Prevent It?
The odor can be prevented with regular cleaning by the user and regular maintenance. To do this, the heat exchanger must be cleaned and disinfected with special products. This can only be done by a service technician.

Don’t forget that regular maintenance of your A/C is very important to the efficient operation of your cooling equipment. We recommend that every homeowner in San Diego have their air conditioner serviced once a year without waiting for the season to begin.

In winter, air conditioning maintenance seems like an unnecessary task. But in the absence of regular service, your equipment will start to wear out. When an air conditioner suddenly breaks down in the summer, even urgent repairs will take time and cost a lot.

That is why we recommend that you do not forget about the need for regular maintenance of air conditioners. Please contact SDAC Heating & Air Conditioning to get a quality service. Our experts use professional equipment for diagnostics of air conditioners, allowing us to identify all problems. The technician will set up all the necessary settings to ensure reliable and uninterrupted operation of the A/C throughout the summer in San Diego County, CA.

Remember that regular maintenance of the air conditioner is much cheaper than urgent repairs. The process of diagnostics and maintenance will take no more than one hour. This service will not only ensure that the equipment operates at full capacity, but will also save money on repairs in the future.

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