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How to Beat Air Conditioner Odors

There’s nothing worse than an air conditioner that pumps out unpleasant odors. With the summer temperatures on the rise, we’re sure you’ll be putting that unit to good use — and we want to make sure you can feel that cool air conditioned breeze without having to smell it as well.

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Up your air filter game. Switching out your air filters every month is a given, but upgrading to high-efficiency filters is an option that’s often overlooked. The more efficient your filters are, the more equipped they’ll be to capture tiny contaminants and air particles that perpetuate stinky odors in your air ducts.

Add a bit of essential oil. Eucalyptus, lavender, tea tree or peppermint — just add a few drops of your favorite smelling essential oil to the air filter before replacing, and voila! Your very own DIY air freshener. Just remember to reapply every few weeks as the sweet scent fades.

Call for a cleaning. When all else fails, it might be time to call in the professionals to clean out those evaporator coils and air ducts. Not only will you enjoy a fresh smelling home after service, but your system will function more efficiently as well, lowing your energy bills. It’s really a win-win!

Consider an air purifier. Once your system and indoor air is squeaky clean, installing an air purifier can help them stay that way! Ultraviolet lights, installed within the air ducts and evaporator coils, are one of the more common air cleaning tactics. The UV-C energy produced helps rid the air of mold spore, bacteria, viruses, removing up to 99% of contaminants in total!

Has your air conditioner been giving off an unpleasant odor? If so, test out the DIY fixes above, or give the Tyler Heating & Air Conditioning team a call. We’ll have your home smelling fresh and clean in no time.

For more information about our HVAC services and indoor air quality analyses, call us at 203-378-4700 today.

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