Dealing with foul stench from the HVAC

Finished Controller

When the HVAC unit stinks. (Photo Credits)

It can be really annoying when a foul odor lingers around the house because of its HVAC System. It can be downright embarrassing too especially when there are visitors who may have to bear the stink around the home. Plumbing Association of San Diego 

The unpleasant odors emanating from the HVAC System though can be varied. The website Compact Appliances enumerated the five most common foul odors that come from HVAC systems, and what these could probably mean. They also came up with suggestions as to what homeowners can do when faced with such a situation.

“Provided there aren’t any rotten eggs in your home, then the smell of rotten eggs or sulfur most likely indicates a natural gas leak. Although on its own, natural gas is odorless, most utility providers add the aroma to alert people of a leak. Don’t take this lightly. Open the windows to your home, get out of the house immediately, then call the gas company.”

What to do when the HVAC Unit leaks 

Read about the four other types of foul odor here.

The website DoItYourself.com meantime came up with helpful advice on getting rid of unpleasant odors emanating from air conditioning units. A/C And HVAC

“If your air conditioner is beginning to smell, then it’s time to find and clear the source of the bad odor. Air conditioning odors usually come from mold and mildew that accumulate from condensation on the refrigerator coils, in a clogged drain pan, or leak in the system. But, animals can also get in the unit and die, creating a really bad odor. You’ll need to check for both conditions before cleaning. If you have a window unit, cleaning is a little easier.”

Common HVAC Problems in Older Homes

Check out the whole post here.

Related Plumbing and HVAC Repair and Installation Services:

Service Ratings Website Angie’s List meantime encourages its readers to try contracting the services of a professional HVAC Contractor to ensure that the HVAC unit in their property is properly maintained, avoiding weird sounds, funny smells, and more expensive repairs and replacement cost.

“An HVAC service contract can be a very cost-effective way to make sure your system is properly maintained and to have someone on call when things go wrong. Depending on the amount of services offered, they cost between $150 and $500 per year, but they often include yearly inspections of both your furnace and A/C, discounts on major repairs, and preferred scheduling status when you have problems during the busy season. “

Read their comprehensive article on HVAC Maintenance here.

The key to avoiding unpleasant odors in the HVAC system is to regularly maintain the HVAC System. If unsure about how to proceed with regularly cleaning and maintaining a unit, it is always best to seek professional help and guidance.

Diamond Ace Contractors

5052 Genesee Ave, San Diego, CA 92117
(888) 231-1086

Diamond Ace Contractors Air Conditioning Repair Service

Plumber’s response to a slow drain