Toxic AC Smells and What to do?

Is What You’re Smelling Dangerous? Toxic AC smells include… Burning Odors Electrical odors could indicate a mechanical problem with your AC fan or compressor, wiring issues, or electrical component failure. Made with a variety of metals and chemicals, prolonged exposure to these fumes is not advisable. Gun Powder Cousin to ‘burning smells,’ a distinctive, gunpowder-like aroma may also result from a fried circuit board or fan motor, with odors posing similar dangers. With such smells, it’s always a good idea to call for a professional inspection before running your HVAC system again. Sewage Unfortunately, this smell is often actually from sewage backups or ruptured pipes and venting nearby ductwork. It doesn’t take much to fill your home up with a not-so-lovely methane smell. Flammable and toxic, this stench is nothing to laugh about. Decaying sewage is dangerous to breathe, even at low levels, and at higher concentrations displaces oxygen necessary for breathing. Skunky Aroma With poorly-sealed crawlspace homes, there is a minute chance that skunk smell is actually from skunks, who can quickly tear-up AC ductwork and establish residence. Neither enduring the odor, nor the infestation is good for you – or your AC system. If this is not the case, and you can’t find the source or…

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This Valentine’s Day lets talk about all the reasons to LOVE your AC system

Your Air Conditioning System aids in you health  You may not realize it, but your Air Conditioning System can help fight against allergens which can help keep you healthy!It also improves the overall air quality of your home by removing dust, pollen, and dander. Therefore, your home has clean and filtered air safe for you and your family to breathe! Regular tune ups will keep even new equipment operating efficiently Even new Air Conditioning systems will decline in performance without regular maintenance. Therefore, it's important that you continue to tune up your system with an annual maintenance contract and ensure that your contractor provides "pre-season" tune ups before each cooling season. Give Your HVAC a Gift of Better Airflow Checking the air filter every month and installing a new one whenever it starts to look dirty, or at least every three months.Having your AC technician seal all the accessible ducting to end air losses through leaky joins and seams.Keeping every supply register fully open, and all the return grilles free of obstructions.Getting the system’s air balance checked and having any recommended improvements made promptly. Schedule a professional maintenance visit annually before the summer season and then another! A well-maintained A/C will work more efficiently and effectively,…

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