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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Is Your Air Conditioner Making You Sick? Dangers of a Moldy Indoor Coil

DOES YOUR AC VENTS look like???   Call today to find out!  305 791 5020  Inside your air conditioner, there are two coils. One coil you can see, and one you can’t. When you have an air conditioner tune-up, our technicians clean both coils to make sure your system is clean and running at peak efficiency. But did you ever wonder what gets on that coil in the first place?  At Cool Aid Air Conditioning, our technicians see the inside of many different units. Keep reading to find out what could be inside your air conditioner, and what to do about it. OUT OF SIGHT, OUT OF MIND Because you can’t see the evaporator coil on your indoor unit, there’s no way to know when it needs to be cleaned. While you can’t see it, mold could be growing on this coil, hampering your air conditioner, and introducing mold spores into your air. But how do you know? Here are three questions to ask yourself: Are you changing your filter monthly? Has your AC been experiencing frequent breakdowns? Have you noticed an increase in your energy bill even though your use hasn’t changed? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might have a dirty coil.…

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How UV Lights Improve Indoor Air Quality

How UV Lights Improve Indoor Air Quality IMPROVE YOUR AIR TODAY For years UV lights have been utilized in clinics and hospitals to keep both air and medical surfaces clean and disinfected. What is Ultraviolet Light? UV lamp that is installed by a professional HVAC technician above and below the air conditioning coil. As a sanitation device, UV lights eliminate bacteria and mold around your air conditioning (furnace) coil before it can be recirculated into your living space. UV lamp that is installed by a professional HVAC technician above and below the air conditioning coil. As a sanitation device, UV lights eliminate bacteria and mold around your air conditioning (furnace) coil before it can be recirculated into your living space.​ When selecting an UV device to install into your system it is very important to hire a qualified contractor to perform this task. They will know exactly where to install it to get the most benefit. These devices can now be installed successfully in a number of locations including the ductwork and air returns. Usually, the most effective location is to mount it near the downstream side of the cooling coil where it can provide the most benefit. Do you have asthma? Do you have allergies?…

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