What’s Up With That “Musty” A/C Smell?

Has your air conditioner been giving off a funky, musty smell recently? Not exactly what you want when you’re trying to chill in the comfort of your home.

So, let’s talk about what might be causing it!

Too cool

Air conditioners love to keep things cool and dry, but sometimes, that very process leads to condensation inside the unit. If that moisture isn’t properly drained out, mold or mildew can take up residence in your A/C, and boy, do they stink! If you think this may be the culprit, contact us at Mechanical Man. We’ll get your A/C smelling fresh again.

The pool

Sometimes, water gets stuck in your air conditioner, creating a tiny swamp. Stagnant water is the perfect place for bacteria to grow and for odors to develop. Having a technician come out and clean your A/C’s drain pan and unclog drain lines will help you avoid having a mini Everglades in your air conditioner.

Too dusty

Over time, dust, dirt, and debris can collect in your A/C filter. When mixed with a bit of moisture, it creates a musty smell that gets blown right into your home. Regularly changing your A/C filter can keep that dusty smell at bay. When was the last time you changed your filter?

Dangerous leaks

In Goshen and Elkhart, we know our summers can be hot, and your A/C works overtime to keep things cool. Sometimes, though, an overworked A/C can start to leak refrigerant, which might produce a musty smell. If you think you’ve got a leaky situation on your hands, it’s best to call in the pros.

The old timer

If your air conditioner has seen many summers in Goshen and Elkhart, its age could be causing that musty smell. Over time, parts wear out, moisture accumulates, and your A/C may not operate as efficiently as it once did.

If your air conditioner smells musty, don’t just hold your nose and hope it goes away. The team at Mechanical Man is ready to help Goshen and Elkhart residents keep their homes smelling fresh. We believe in doing things right the first time, and we won’t stop until your AC is running smoothly (and stink-free).

Remember, when it comes to your A/C, a regular check-up can prevent these issues from turning into major problems. So, give us a call and let’s make sure your A/C is ready for the hot Goshen and Elkhart summer!

Contact us online or call us at (574) 301-5748.

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