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Why Does My AC Smell Bad?

Living in Atlanta during the hottest time of the year, it is hard to overestimate the importance of a consistent, high-quality performance from your air conditioning system. No matter how great an AC you invest in, though, you will undoubtedly experience some sort of problem with the system at some point. When you do, the Atlanta air conditioning repair pros at Premier Indoor Comfort Systems are the technicians you can count on for fast, reliable service. Call today with any concerns you may have regarding the condition or performance of your AC. One very common service call we receive is in regards to a foul-smelling AC.

There are a few reasons why you may encounter a bad smell emanating from your air conditioning system. For obvious reasons, you will surely want this problem resolved as soon as possible. A professional AC technician will be able to determine the exact cause of your AC odor problem and eliminate it promptly. In many cases, the condensate drain pan in your air conditioning system may be responsible for this bad odor. As your AC cools air it also dehumidifies it. The resulting condensation collects in a pan. If this pan does not drain properly the stagnant or overflowing water can promote the growth of bacteria and mildew, emitting a foul smell.

There are, of course, many other potential causes of this problem. Damp conditions are behind a lot of them, such as an air filter in your system that has been dripped upon. In other instances you may have a problem with vermin within your ductwork. If your air ducts are not properly sealed they can let any number of pollutants into the system. Considering the fact that these air ducts are responsible for distributing cooled air throughout your entire home, it should be unsurprising that any sort of problems therein can lead to issues with odors during the operation of your AC.

To learn more about potential causes of bad air conditioning odors, contact Premier Indoor Comfort Systems. Our Atlanta air conditioning technicians can answer any questions that you may have.