3 Reasons Why Your Aircon Smells So Bad!

Have you been wondering what the cause of that awful smell coming from your aircon unit is? Well, it’s about time you found out. Here are a few reasons why your aircon smells so bad and the damages you might be facing!


1. Dust, Mildew and Mould



Do you smell a funky and stale smell coming from your aircon unit? If your air conditioner smells mouldy, the general cause is the accumulation of water in the drain pan or drip lines.

Another reason why you might be smelling that nasty smell is your clogged air filter. It is recommended to have your air filter cleaned every other month to ensure your aircon is working efficiently, so the aircon unit is not just recirculating dust around the house. 


2. Overheating Parts


Does it smell like something is burning when you turn on your aircon unit? If so, we highly recommend you to turn it off and get a professional to have it checked up as soon as possible. 

It is possible that some components in your aircon unit are actually burning. This can be caused by dust which has settled in the aircon unit after a long period of inactivity. However, we still strongly advise that you seek help from our aircon professionals to be extra safe. 


3. Leaking Gas


Last but not least, yet another alarming scent to be smelling coming from your aircon unit is gas. Immediately turn off your aircon unit and to be sure, check your kitchen stove to make sure that it isn’t the cause of the gas leak smell. 

Smelling a gas leak from your aircon unit means that gas is leaking and getting into your ductwork. After turning off your aircon and the gas supply, do call a professional to detect and determine the problem. 

To prevent any further problems and detecting them earlier, schedule aircon cleaning regularly. Our aircon professionals will assist you and solve the issue in no time. Book our aircon servicing and enjoy great benefits such as a reservice if unsatisfied.