: smelly air!!.....??



getlade247
10-26-10, 10:58 PM
hey guys..just wondering if anyone else has this and knows a fix for it..
when i turn on the air vent, wether it be air conditioning or heat.. i get a dirty "dirt" smell coming from the vents...and from what ive heard there is no air filter for the heat and conditioning.
any ideas will help to get rid of this

North49
10-27-10, 12:18 AM
hey guys..just wondering if anyone else has this and knows a fix for it..
when i turn on the air vent, wether it be air conditioning or heat.. i get a dirty "dirt" smell coming from the vents...and from what ive heard there is no air filter for the heat and conditioning.
any ideas will help to get rid of this

The moldy musty smell can be attributed to condensation and water build up in the ducting. First, ensure that your drain tube is clear. (When your AC runs you should always leave a puddle of water)

They have deodorizers that claim to remove the smell. Once you have a handle on it you can shut down your AC or defrost early (well before you park it) so the condenser has time to warm up a bit. A little heat will tend to keep it dry and reduce the possibility of more mold build-up and the associated smell.