Eliminating HVAC Odors

Eliminating HVAC OdorsYour South Texas home has its own personality and, yes, its own familiar odors. You do your best to manage some common household odors, such as bathing your pet, cleaning the litter box, and running the ventilation fans in the bath and kitchen. But, what if your HVAC system is responsible for foul odors? Keep reading to learn how identifying and eliminating odors in your HVAC system can leave your indoor air fresher and more healthful.

Duct Inspection

The ductwork system is a sprawling network of tubes, vents, and other devices that channel conditioned airflow through your home. Over time, the accumulation of dust, dirt, and other contaminants, such as mold or even vermin droppings and remains, can create odors in your home.

Odors from inside the ductwork isn’t the only potential problem with these tubes. Holes and air leaks in ductwork draws in air from the attic or basement, which can bring unwanted odors with it. Here’s what to do:

  • Inspection: Hire an HVAC professional to inspect your ductwork for cleanliness and functionality.
  • Sealing: Sealing duct leaks and holes helps the fight in eliminating odors, and it’s going to do wonders for your comfort and lower energy bills.
  • Replacement: If your air ducts are in very bad condition, you may be better off replacing the ductwork. This also gives you the opportunity to install ducts of the best design for your home and A/C unit.

Evaporator Coil

The indoor air handler of your central A/C contains an evaporator coil. The evaporator is the device that circulates cold refrigerant and draws heat energy from the air. During this process, condensation forms on the coil, which attracts debris and mold development.

The best solution is to include professional preventive maintenance on your spring cleaning list, and let your HVAC technician handle the mold and mildew problem. Moreover, your A/C will operate more efficiently when all you were concerned about was eliminating odors!

For professional assistance eliminating odors in your HVAC system, contact CCAC today.

\Our goal is to help educate our customers in Corpus Christi, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about your HVAC system, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 361-678-2495.  

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