Bad smells can make your Vero Beach, Florida, home feel unwelcoming and uncomfortable. They can also be signs of more severe issues, such as a refrigerant leak, an electrical problem or biological growth. To get rid of unpleasant scents, you should add ventilation, use natural air fresheners and maintain your HVAC system regularly.

Add Ventilation

Modern homes have excellent insulation. But it traps unpleasant odors along with conditioned air.

You can eliminate bad smells from your kitchen or bathrooms with exhaust fans. An energy recovery ventilator (ERV) acts as a heat pump while removing stale air. It saves energy by transferring heat away from incoming air in summer and toward it in winter. As a result, you won’t have to worry about losing warm or cool air and raising your utility bills. An ERV can even increase your house’s value.

Use Natural Air Fresheners

Many commercial air fresheners include volatile organic compounds such as benzene or acetone. These substances evaporate or off-gas at room temperature. As a result, they cause headaches, dizziness, fatigue,and other issues.

Instead of using a product that smells like cookies, make your home smell more inviting and keep people comfortable by baking real cookies. You can also try using essential oils or potpourri.

Maintain Your HVAC System

A dirty air filter, leaky ductwork, biological growth and many other issues can make your home smell musty. You can prevent these problems by changing your air filter at least every few months and getting your HVAC system checked by a professional once per year. That way, you can get any issues fixed before they start causing bad smells or wasting energy.

Barker Air Conditioning and Heating is a Trane Comfort Specialist with decades of heating, cooling and indoor air quality experience. We can help you make your home smell great, and we guarantee 100-percent satisfaction. Call us anytime at 772-562-2103 for outstanding service.

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