Does your “Air Conditioner” smells like “Old Socks”?
February 9 2015
Does your car have a stale odour or unpleasant smell every time you turn on your air conditioning unit? But you don’t know why it smells? Before getting involved with Air Care sanitiser, I used to be like the average Kiwi when using my air conditioning unit in my car. During summer I would turn my aircon onto full with the unit set on recycling air mode because this cooled the car down faster due to the unit only trying to cool the air in the car. And likewise for winter, blast the hot air on full with the unit still set on recycle so the air would heat faster. I never stopped to think that my air conditioning units’ filter was continually conditioning the same air not considering that with the massive fluctuations in temperature the unit has to deal with creates a breeding ground for mould, bacteria and fungi. Its similar to cigarette smoke smell in a vehicle the way it clings on. As the mould and bacteria builds up, it begins to release its distinct odour which is that old car smell you get when you hop into your car each day. With this all left untreated, over time can potentially lead to your health suffering and create an odour better left for your teenager’s bedroom.