If you smell a strange smell in your house, you might want to check out your HVAC system. Your air conditioning system can cause a variety of foul odors when something goes wrong with the system’s mechanisms. High Desert homeowners who are experiencing strange odors in their home should contact Elite Climate Control in order to have one of our HVAC professionals perform a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning inspection on your equipment. There are several smells that are associated with several common issues that Hesperia homeowners should be aware of.
What Is That Smell?
- If you smell mildew, the culprit may be mold developing inside or around the air conditioning system. This is one of the most common odors associated with air conditioning systems and is often the result of faulty drainage. Given the fact that air conditioners remove warm moisture from the home and expel cool air into the same area, it’s no surprise that there is often excess moisture in and around the equipment.
- If you smell rotten eggs, there could be an issue inside of the air vents or ductwork. During the winter, rodents and birds can get into the ductwork. If they are injured or trapped, they will die within the ducts and their remains will begin to decompose. Some homeowners find that when they turn on their air conditioners during the summer, the smell quickly circulates throughout their home. A professional air duct cleaning service is necessary to remove the remains and eliminate the odor.
- If you smell sewage, you may have a ruptured sewer pipe near the air duct system. If there is a leak in a sewage pipe, you may smell methane gas. This is dangerous, and an HVAC professional should be contacted as soon as possible in order to address the issue.
- If you smell stinky feet, it might be the result of a clogged and dirty air conditioning system. This smell is caused by water that pools within the system and becomes stagnant. It is easy to fix, however. All that a homeowner needs to do is contact an HVAC professional to do a thorough cleaning of the equipment and fix any drainage issues.
If you have any of these foul odors emanating throughout your home, be sure to contact the professionals at Elite Climate Control today. We will come to your home as quickly as possible to do an HVAC inspection and let you know if an HVAC repair is necessary. You can trust our honest and qualified inspectors, who will only recommend products and services that you need in order to keep your equipment running effectively and efficiently. For more information on HVAC inspection, contact us today.