Odor Elimination from Heating & Cooling Systems
No matter what season it is, you’re always going to need your HVAC unit. However, if you have recently turned it on only to find that it has an unpleasant odor, you might have a bigger problem than you think.
Before you can do anything to eliminate the smell, it’s important that you know what kind of smells an HVAC unit can produce. There are a few odors that an HVAC system can give off. The most common odor is a burning smell. This can happen when dust builds up inside the unit. However, if it persists or gets worse this is a sign that your HVAC unit is starting to overheat.
Another common, yet potentially deadly smell that an HVAC unit can have is a rotten egg smell. Smelling rotten eggs is a clear indicator that there’s a gas leak. If this is the case, open your windows, contact your gas company immediately and exit your home.
Lastly, HVAC units may give off a moldy or must type of smell. This smell is often compared to the smell that wet wood gives off. If you start to smell this, don’t just brush it off. Contact an HVAC cleaning professional immediately to get to the source of the problem. Mold can cause a variety of health problems left to linger.