A properly functioning HVAC system should not produce bad or unnatural smells. If you have been experiencing weird odors, it could indicate an underlying problem. There are several common smells and accompanying issues that you should be on the lookout for.

Chemical Odors

Refrigerant is the chemical responsible for creating and maintaining the cool air your AC system expels. Consistent chemical odors usually signify a refrigerant leak. Refrigerants can be very harmful if not handled carefully and correctly, so you’ll want to get your system inspected immediately.

Musty Odors

No one wants to walk into their home and get a whiff of stinky feet or dirty socks. Unfortunately, a dirty evaporator coil can create such odors. Over time, bacteria and other grime can accumulate, causing musty smells to circulate throughout your home. Mold and mildew caused by water condensation can also exacerbate the problem.

Gas Odors

Gas smells are potentially the most dangerous types of smells you can encounter. If you notice a persistent gas smell permeating your home, this could be a sign of a gas leak. If you suspect a gas leak, contact a local emergency agency immediately. If a dangerous leak is not the cause, you could deal with excess dust accumulation or exhaust pipe blow-back issues.

Call Us Today!

When you’re experiencing unpleasant odors or any issue with your HVAC system, our technicians are ready, willing, and able to assist you. We proudly serve residents in Sonora, CA and the surrounding area — our service list installation, repair, and maintenance of AC and heating systems. We also work with ductless systems, air purification, and whole-home fans. Call Comphel Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today to learn more about our services.

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