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Is Your Heat Pump Getting Smelly?

Heat pumps are great systems to have around here. They provide powerful cooling in the summer and wonderful heating in Fresno, CA for your home in the wintertime. With that said even a system as advanced and efficient as a heat pump is going to run into its fair share of issues throughout its lifespan.

If your heat pump system is not operating properly, you want to get repairs scheduled with a professional team as soon as possible. The sooner you get your system fixed the better off you will be for your heating and cooling needs. The question is, how do you know when you need help with your heat pump?

There is, of course, more than one issue that a heat pump might develop. However, we want to focus on 1 problem in particular that you may encounter: a smelly heat pump. As you might imagine encountering strange smells coming from your heat pump is going to be unpleasant. It helps to know what is causing the smell though and what can be done about it.

What Causes Your Heat Pump to Start to Smell?

Heat pumps can start to develop a less than pleasant smell¬†over a long time period¬†that is often referred to as the “dirty sock smell.” This smell, also described as a dirty locker room scent, is usually going to be created by bacteria and debris that have collected on the evaporator coil of the heat pump. When your evaporator coil becomes too dirty and is put into heating mode, it will warm up this collected debris which creates that smell. Another potential cause of a dirty heat pump is going to be a clogged condensate line that is allowing dirty condensation to collect in your heat pump and warm up.

Addressing “Dirty Sock Smell”

If you are noticing an unpleasant smell coming from your heat pump it is best not to ignore it. Instead, you should reach out to our team to get the issue assessed and taken care of. The sooner your heat pump is seen to the better off your comfort will be.

When you schedule your heat pump services with our team you can rest assured that we will get your evaporator coil cleaned, your condensate line cleared, and see to any other issues that may be causing strange smells from your system.

As we mentioned before, odd smells from your heat pump are just one issue that you might run into with this home comfort system. Our team is equipped to handle any other possible problems that your system is encountering as well. Whether it’s a strange smell, a concerning noise, or weakened airflow you can trust us to get the problem resolved. Our professional technicians can get your system back into working order so it can keep your home warm until temperatures start to increase again.

Come to the team where comfort and technology come together. Schedule your next heat pump service with California Indoor Comfort Inc. We will always provide hard work and reasonable prices.

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