Top Solutions for Air Conditioner Odors

Odors coming from your home cooling unit are often caused by airborne contaminants entering your system. These contaminants, combined with the cool and damp environment within the system, serve as a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Other common causes of bad odors can include a dirty air filter and unpleasant smells from elsewhere entering and circulating through your heating and cooling system.

Below we list three no-nonsense ways to eliminate foul odors from your home cooling system.

  1. Use an Air Purifier – An air cleaner complements your home cooling system by pulling pollution out of your home and improving indoor air quality. High-quality air cleaners can remove odors and remove up to 99% of bacteria in your indoor air. You can also try installing ultraviolet lights within your home’s ducts; they are extremely effective at killing bacteria by degrading their DNA.

  1. Schedule Regular System Cleaning – We recommend having your heating and cooling system cleaned by a professional at least once per year. Professional cleaning will eliminate bad odors and improve the efficiency of your air conditioner. The technician can clean your system’s evaporator coil and ducts, which will remove mold, mildew, and other particulates.

  1. Change Your Air Filter – Change your heating and cooling system’s air filter regularly if you want to minimize bad odors. Regular filter changes can prevent contaminants from being recirculated back into your home, leading to better air quality. You can also try investing in a high-efficiency air filter, which can work in concert with your maintenance activities.

Efficient Systems can clean and maintain your home cooling unit, eliminating foul odors and improving your system’s performance. We have been in the business since 1993, providing turnkey solutions for our customers and making their HVAC projects simple and stress-free. When you trust the experts at Efficient, you’ll be able to count on one local expert for all of your plumbing, electrical service, and HVAC needs.

Get in touch today at (317) 759-5562 to learn more about eliminating odors.