Every air conditioning unit needs to be serviced in order to maximise its efficiency. However, when an aircon is giving off an unpleasant smell, it may need serious attention. The unpleasant smell can mean that your unit has a fault. In addition, it could be damaging to your health. C&G Mechanical have come up with steps to help you eliminate the unpleasant smell coming from your AC unit.
Clean the unit twice a year:
To keep your air conditioning unit working at it’s optimum, it is vital that you get the help of an AC servicing company. Cleaning is essential to avoiding unpleasant smells coming from the unit and should be carried out a minimum of twice a year.
Regularly clean the filter:
In some cases it is the filter than can be the cause of the smell. The filter’s function is to keep the air clean and to eliminate smells. You can clean the filter quite easily…water and soap should do the trick.
Clean the drain line and pan:
A common cause of unpleasant smells coming from AC units is mold. Mold can gather in the drain line and pan as these parts are always wet.
Avoid smoking in a confined space:
Strong smells can get stuck in the unit, so, if you smoke we advise that you do it in an open space.
Last and most certainly not least, prevention. If your unit is regularly checked, any unpleasant smells will be kept at bay. In addition, you should keep an eye out for smells that can be a sign that there is something seriously wrong.
Yes, unpleasant smells are annoying, but more importantly they can affect your health. Follow these tips and you’ll do just fine.
Contact Luke at C & G Mechanical now to find out how we can help you with air conditioning and refrigeration maintenance.