Weird Smell From Your AC

Why Does My AC Smell Weird?

With the scorching temperatures of summertime in Orlando, FL, you’ll need to rely on your air conditioner over the next few months. The fresh, cool air flowing from your vents keeps you and your household comfortable in the face of the intense heat outside. However, if you notice strange odors like the following in your home when you use your AC, they almost always mean something is wrong in your system.

AC Smells Like Car Exhaust

Since your air conditioner doesn’t have an internal combustion engine, it should never smell like exhaust fumes. However, some of the fluids that help your air conditioner cool the air before pushing it into your home may smell like fumes if they get too hot. If you notice an exhaust fume smell coming from your air conditioner, you probably have a leak in your refrigerant line.

AC Smells Like Rotten Eggs

The sulfuric smell of rotten eggs is hard to miss. If you notice this pungent odor coming from your air conditioner, it probably means that there’s a dead animal somewhere in your ductwork. Sometimes small animals find their way into ducts but end up dying while they’re in there.

AC Smells Hot

If you notice the smell of smoke or your AC smells like something is hot, you should immediately shut the system down and call for a service appointment. Your air conditioner has several electrical components that make it work, and electrical fires are dangerous. Once you know your home is safe to stay in, schedule air conditioner repair.

When your air conditioner functions correctly, there should be no strange odors coming through your vents. If you notice a weird smell, let us diagnose and resolve the problem. Call Professional AC & Heating today to find out about all our HVAC services.