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Why Does My AC Smell?

There’s nothing like the feel of cool air from your air conditioner on a hot summer day. The only thing that could ruin it would be an odor like dirty socks drifting in from the AC vents. If your air conditioning starts to smell, it’s best to call Dunn Heating Climatecare for a system inspection. These are several possible causes of foul odors from your AC; none of them should be neglected!


  •  A clogged condensate drain may be creating a haven for mold and mildew
  • An oversized AC unit may not remove enough moisture, allowing mold and mildew to grow within the system
  • Dirty cooling coils can cause strange odors
  • Air filtration problems may leave odor causing contaminants in the AC system

While some of these are unpleasant inconveniences, mold in your home can be a serious health hazard. With any kind of odor coming from your AC, the safest thing to do is call Dunn Heating Climatecare and have a certified technician investigate the problem.


Stop Smells Before They Start

WeCare Protection or Maintenance Plan is a sure way to keep problems like a smelly air conditioner from spoiling your summer afternoons. With proper maintenance on an annual basis from Dunn Heating Climatecare technicians, most problems are taken care of before they start. Licensed and fully trained techs will clean your AC units, verify drain pipes are clear, clean all components, change filters and inspect the system. And with a WeCare Protection Plus plan, if a repair is ever required, there will be absolutely no charge. Even on a Sunday afternoon.


The Advantage of Working With Dunn Heating


Dunn Heating Climatecare is built on referrals and relationships with 100% satisfied clients. If you are wondering “Why does my AC smell?” call us at 519-746-6000 for an honest, professional evaluation. We’ll take care of the problem, and you can get back to enjoying a reprieve from the summer heat in your home.