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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Shelby and we’ll more than likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season we get a lot of air conditioner repair calls from homeowners expressing 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 operating for a little while. In that time, dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you turn on 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 pose any sort of danger and the smell will typically diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not diminish after a while, please notify one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be blocked. This can cause your blower motor to run harder than necessary 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 these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will ensure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 704-233-7363 to schedule an appointment with us.