When your air conditioning or heating system kicks on, you expect cool or warm air to flow from your vents. What you don’t expect is pungent, lingering odors to accompany that air.

While some smells are normal and dissipate quickly, others could indicate there’s a problem in your system that needs attention. Understanding what some of these odors mean and what you should do if you smell them is important.

A Burning Smell

You may notice a slight burning smell when your heat first starts up after not being used for several months. This will usually dissipate quickly as the system warms up and burns off the dust it has collected.

However, it can also indicate an internal problem, such as a blower motor going bad. If the smell is strong and doesn’t go away within a few minutes, shut down your system, and call for a repair technician to investigate.

Musty Odor

When you think of recognizing mold in areas of your home, you may assume you’ll notice green fuzzy spots growing here and there. However, just because you can’t see mold or mildew doesn’t mean it’s not there. If your HVAC system propels a musty odor when operating, it may have mold or mildew somewhere in the system.
Even it if doesn’t seem like an immediate emergency, you shouldn’t ignore this smell that could be affecting the air quality in your home. Call the AC/heating professionals at GVEC to locate the source of the odor and find a solution.

Lingering Unpleasant Smells

In some cases, your AC/heating system may not be the source of the stink, but it may distribute pet odor, smoke or other unpleasant smells throughout your home. GVEC delivers indoor air quality products to help with this problem, such as the MicroPure® Total Home Active Air Purification System.
MicroPure uses ionic technology to not only eliminate odors and clean the air you breath; it also reduces bacteria, pollen, mold, dander, dust and even viruses from surfaces inside your home.

Call GVEC if Something Smells

GVEC Air Conditioning & Heating has served the AC/heating needs residents of Cuero and the surrounding areas for more than 50 years. Our technicians provide expert AC and heating repairs, installation, maintenance, and replacements, along with providing solutions to improve indoor air quality. If you notice a smell you think could be coming from or circulated from you HVAC system, we can help. Call to schedule your AC or heating repair with one of our friendly technicians today.

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