It is no surprise to experience an unexpected occurrence when you were expecting a cool, fresh air after turning on your AC. Don’t worry, it’s OK! We totally understand your concerns. There are a few reasons to why you’ve got a bad case of AC experience while you only need to figure out how it happened and what causes it. If you are reading this, we hope this article will be helpful enough to tell you what’s been happening to your AC before you pick up the phone to call for rescue.

Here are few things you need to know after distinguishing what kinds of ‘bad’ smell does your air-conditioner emits. Does is it smells like ‘stinky socks’ or ‘rotten eggs’?

Stinky Socks

If your AC produce bad smell like ‘stinky socks’ or that moldy, foul smell coming out from your AC as you turn it on, this indicates that your air-conditioner has bacteria and mold build-up in the evaporator coil, duct work, clogged condensate line. It probably has been there for a while now and it can only mean a thing, IT NEEDS CLEANING! Thus the air filtered by your AC has gone through the bacteria and mold build-up in your AC that causes the bad smell. As part of health concern, it might not be as harmful as you might think. HOWEVER! You should not take small matters lightly especially if any of your family members suffers from asthma, allergies or compromised immune system as small matters could majorly affect your household that suffers from these illness.

Rotten Eggs

This could be worse than stinky socks smell from your AC, as this incident may occur with the high possibility cause of having dead animal trapped in your AC. YES, it could really happen. Small animals like house lizards or rats could mistakenly wander into your AC unit and died there. You might need a professional help in order to get rid of the carcass.

Hence, these are the causes for two of the ‘bad smell’ indication. After all you just need to identify which one causes certain issues. If you have any problems regarding your AC, we advise you to seek professional help as they are trained to handle the situation appropriately.

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