Asked by: Gavrila Hameau
asked in category: General Last Updated: 13th March, 2020

Why does my window AC smell like feet?

If Your Air Conditioner Smells Like Feet
Typically, we notice the smell of stinky socks or feet when dealing with a dirty or clogged air conditioner. The odor comes from sitting water that is not draining properly and thus collects and begins to smell. A thorough, professional cleaning can resolve the issue.

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Similarly, you may ask, how do I get rid of the smell in my window air conditioner?

Fill a spray bottle approximately ¼ full of bleach and fill the rest with water. Spray directly into the area where the cool air blows out of the air conditioner. Saturate this area. Be sure to get plenty of the solution into the blower fan while turning it slowly.

Similarly, why does my car AC smell like feet? Mold and Bacteria Probably one of the reasons why there is a distinct smell in your air conditioner when you turn it on is the growth of mold in your air vents. Smells of mildew in your car may be caused by the growth of bacteria. To fix this problem, locate the drain tube in your A/C unit.

People also ask, why does my window AC smell weird?

Dirty sock syndrome is the foul, moldy smelling odor that comes from your air conditioner when you first turn it on. It is caused by the build up of mold and bacteria on your evaporator coil. This heat mixed with dust and moisture in the darkness of your AC unit is the perfect recipe for dirty sock syndrome.

Why does my window air conditioner smell like fish?

The reason that the smell seems to be coming from the HVAC system is usually that the odor is being drawn in through the intake vent, then dispersed through the home, although it is possible that the electrical issue is occurring inside the heater or air conditioner itself.

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