A fragrant air conditioning courtesy of Smelly Jelly

Nothing beats the smell of fresh fragrance wafting through your room. SmellyJellys® are much-loved fragranced gel blocks for air conditioning systems that keep the air you breathe smelling lovely and clean.

SmellyJellys® are really easy to apply. All you need to do is take the SmellyJelly® gel block out of the packet, open up the filter of your air conditioning unit, and install the SmellyJelly®. What you want to do is to put the SmellyJelly® as close to the discharge point as possible.

Now when you turn your unit back on, you’ll notice a nice fresh fragrance blowing into the air.

SmellyJellys® now have a new improved formula with a more powerful performance that smells better for longer. The improved gel blocks can survive at even higher temperatures (up to 70°C) inside your air conditioning unit.

SmellyJellys® come in the following fragrances:

  • Orange
  • Apple
  • Citrus
  • Floral
  • Morning
  • Mountain Fresh

SmellyJellys® come in two sizes:

  • SmellyJelly® Mini: Designed for smaller fan coil units. [Click here for details.]
  • SmellyJelly® Size 1: Designed for large fan coil and cassette units. [Click here for details.]

Now there may be times where you might notice strange smells coming out of your air conditioning unit. Don’t attempt to just masque these smells with a SmellyJelly®  as this can be a sign that your unit is not working properly. Don’t worry, a bad smell doesn’t necessarily mean that the repair will be expensive. But it’s a good idea to have your unit checked by a professional.

These are the most common strange smells you might experience:

Mouldy smell

Mould has a distinctive smell, reminiscent of dirty socks. When your air conditioning unit is running, it creates a lot of condensation. If the moisture is not able to drain, it can leak into the ducts causing mould.

The mould is usually dealt with by having the evaporator coil and other components cleaned and sterilised by an air conditioning engineer. It’s always best to call an air conditioning professional, as air conditioning components are surprisingly fragile and can be easily damaged.

Burning smell

If your unit smells like it’s burning, it probably is. This is serious, so you must turn your unit off right away. The issue could be an overheating motor, a wiring issue or some other mechanical problem. If your unit smells more like gunpowder, you might have a short in your circuit board or fan motor.

Don’t be tempted to try and fix the problem yourself. This would be highly dangerous and could result in severe injuries. Call an air conditioning engineer to check your unit and carry out the necessary repairs.

Think your air conditioning unit might be due for a service?  Our expert team of engineers at JP Air Conditioning will get you sorted. Call us on 020 8333 1191 or drop us a line at info@jpaircon.com.