If your home in Awendaw, SC, has a weird smell, it’s important to determine what’s causing it to eliminate it. Fortunately, it isn’t difficult to figure out where a smell is coming from because heat pump smells are so distinctive. Here are some reasons your heat pump is making your home smell weird:

Heat Pump Smells Musty

The evaporator coils of your heat pump are the most likely place for microbial to grow because it’s damp. Air circulates from the system and ends up in your rooms, causing them to smell musty. You can eliminate this smell by scheduling routine maintenance services.

You Smell Rotten Fish

The heat pump causes a rotten fish smell when either the plastic or metal components in its wiring begin to overheat. If you smell this, you need to turn the system off right away because this can be a serious issue. There may be damage to the heat pump’s wiring that service technicians need to fix.

You Smell Rotten Eggs

If an animal became trapped inside your heat pump and died, it would smell like rotten eggs. This is the smell of a decomposing body. After you rid your ducts of the dead animal, consider investing in an air purifier. Doing so will help filter and freshen the air inside your house.

There’s a Burning Smell

The heat pump contains plastic and rubber components that can begin to burn. This could be an electrical issue that could result in a fire. If you smell burning, you must turn off the system at the breaker and contact professional service technicians immediately.

If you’re smelling an unpleasant smell coming from your heat pump, call Carolina Custom Air. You can also request an appointment on our website. We offer heating, cooling and indoor air quality services to residents in Awendaw, SC.

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