UncategorizedSeptember 27, 2022by Alex

The smell from the air conditioner: causes and remedies

As a rule, an unpleasant odor in the air conditioner may appear after a short break in its operation. For example, in summer, if in winter the air conditioner did not work at all. In this case, do not rush to call the masters, because such a nuisance eventually happens to many users.


The main reasons for the appearance of an unpleasant odor:


– Bacteria. Mold and various kinds of bacteria can occur in air conditioners not only through the fault of users. This is because the evaporator temperature is lower than the ambient temperature, resulting in condensation. When condensate comes into contact with the external environment, certain bacteria may appear in the system. And if you also take into account the fact that the device has not been turned on for a long time and has not been working, then this is a very good environment for bacteria to multiply.


– Accumulation of ambient aromas in the system filters.


This happens because many models of air conditioners cool the air that is already in the room. Over time, odors accumulate and return in the form of condensation. In addition, if your house is full of inexpensive furniture, it probably contains a large number of formaldehyde resins.


Also, an unpleasant smell can come from synthetics and plastic.


– Drainage without a siphon.


In some models, moisture does not go out into the street, but into the sewer drain. If you do not use a siphon, the contents of the sewer pipes can go outside.


Thus, before you start repairing your equipment, try to determine what it smells like – an old damp cloth or sewage. After all, perhaps the source of the unpleasant smell can be not only the air conditioner but also the old carpet, etc.


Whatever the reason, the essence of cleaning is to wash the mold and all the dirt from the air conditioner parts and dry them well. To do this, you need to disassemble the air conditioner and get rid of dirt. If you can not do it yourself, call a repair technician.


There are special means for disinfection of air conditioning systems. It is necessary to spray them in the place where the air conditioner takes air for cooling so that they penetrate with it into the drainage system.


If you do not get along with electronics, then you will have to use the services of a qualified specialist.


Do not postpone the repair of the air conditioner. Do not forget that the repair is much easier and cheaper to do immediately after the breakdown. If your air conditioner works, but makes strange noises or does not cool the room enough, it means it’s time to contact a specialist.


Do not wait until the air conditioner is completely out of order. In the case of untimely repair, there is a very high probability that a long complex repair will be required. Even a few days without air conditioning will bring great discomfort to the whole family. But by calling the experts at SDAC Heating & Air Conditioning you can avoid this problem.


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