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Have you noticed an unpleasant odor coming from your air conditioner?

You should be able to feel and hear your air conditioner, but you shouldn’t be able to smell it! If you feel like you need to wear a gas mask to avoid the odors coming from your air conditioner, you’ve come to the right place. We are Premier Heating and Air, and we are your premier air conditioning service experts in Denver. The following is a list from our professionals of a few of the different smells that could be coming from your air conditioner and what to do about them:

#1. Mildew

If the air coming from your air conditioner smells like mildew, then there is probably mildew or mold growing somewhere inside your air conditioner, most likely near the evaporator coils. Your air conditioner not only keeps the air cool, it absorbs excess moisture from the air, so it becomes the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. To fix this, hire a professional to clean your unit, rid it of mold and replace the filters.

#2. Stinky Feet

You’ll be glad to know that the stinky feet odor you are smelling probably isn’t coming from your socks. As we mentioned above, your air conditioner absorbs moisture from the air, and that moisture needs to be drained out of your system. If it isn’t draining properly, it can turn stagnant and become smelly. You can drain the water yourself, but it’s also a good idea to hire a professional to make sure that your system will drain properly on its own.

Learn about more common air conditioning odors and what to do about them when you stay tuned for our next blog.