Why Does Your Air Conditioner Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Newton and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period we get a great deal of air conditioner repair calls from homeowners declaring that they smell something when their air conditioner turns on for the first time in a while. It’s likely that your air conditioner hasn’t been running for a little while. In that time, dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you activate your air conditioner, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will usually diminish after a little bit. However, if the scent does not diminish after a short time, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your air conditioner is that your air filter may have become obstructed. This can cause your blower motor to get overused and could cause the motor, and/or the air conditioner to overheat.

Your air conditioner is going to be an crucial part of your life even during this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will make sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 641-316-9803 to set up an appointment with us.