What’s That Smell?
If the air coming from your AC vent is smelly, you might have a serious problem on your hands. Household odors are pretty common, and they’re not necessarily caused by uncleanliness.
While some smells are merely irritating, others are hazardous. Air fresheners and candles are easy to use and affordable, but all of these products contain industrial chemicals which might be bad for your health. Not to mention that the long-term health consequences of these products multiplied together invariably become much worse than any infection. Instead of temporarily masking bad smells, you need to eliminate the source of the problem in the first place.
If your home has lingering odors, these could be originating from particles trapped within your ductwork.
Considering that it’s not always easy to determine where a bad smell is coming from in your home, at Lowe’s air ducts we offer you a water/resistant High-tech video camera system available for inspecting the ducts. While bad-smelling doesn’t necessarily mean unhealthy air, the situation may be contributing to larger health issues. It might cause serious problems for people with respiratory health conditions, autoimmune disorders, or some environmental allergies.
Finally, remember that the best—and healthiest—solution to most unwanted odors is simply to have a clean properly functioning heating, ventilating, and air conditioning system. Rather than masking the symptoms, call in a good HVAC Technician to assess the problem and suggest remediation strategies.