Summer Heat Giving Your Car a Foul Smell?

October 1st, 2014 by

Air Conditioning

Do you turn on your air conditioning and get a foul musty smell? Ever wondered how that smell came to be in your air conditioning system? This smell is caused by the accumulation of bacteria, mold, spores, road grime, nicotine oil, and debris from the air conditioning evaporator. The cold air that is blown out your interior vents passes through the evaporator. The evaporator serves the same purpose as a heater core, but instead of heating the air, it simply cools the air as it passes through. As you run your air conditioner on warm summer days, the warm air is being cooled rapidly which causes condensation on the evaporator, which is why you will see a puddle of water under your vehicle. This condensation is how you get bacteria, mold, and spores on the evaporator which causes the musty foul smell that comes out of your vents when you turn on your air conditioner.

The easiest and most cost efficient way to help get rid of the unwanted mold is to perform an evaporator service. We inject a unique cleaning solution directly into the evaporator case that removes the mold, bacteria, and debris off of the evaporator quickly and effectively. Performing this service will help restore the air quality and volume, making your air conditioning system more efficient, which results in cooler air with no odor.

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