Have you noticed a bad smell coming from your vents? As homeowners, we have to be diligent about noticing small issues going on with our homes so they do not turn into larger issues. As soon as you notice something doesn’t smell quite right or something is not working quite right – like you notice a reduced air flow, it’s time to locate the source of the problem and most likely call a professional.
Where’s that smell coming from?
Leaks – a problem in air duct system can bring in dust and other contaminants. This can lead to unpleasant odors which are blown throughout your entire home through the vents. The source of the problem will need to be located, properly repaired and sealed before your home will be free of the odor. You may even need to have your ducts cleaned before things will smell rosy again.
Musty Odors – Some HVAC units have drain pans to catch condensation that runs off the interior components. If something prevents the pan from draining properly it can start to smell musty and blow that odor threw out your home. Heat pumps and other combined units that work as both air conditioners and heaters are especially prone to this.
Mechanical Problems – smell something burning? That is never a good sign and no one enjoys the smell of something burning especially inside their home. If you get a whiff of this odor when your unit turns on you should call a professional right away. It means the fan motor or some other component inside your heating system is laboring more than it should.
All homes have a certain smell about them, but if you walk into your own home and you smell something different than normal you should definitely figure out what is going on. If you have been wondering what the smell is coming through your vents give Carmine’s a call today at 203-791-8089. We will make sure your nose can breathe freely again in no time!