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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Circleville and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year 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 gathered inside your system. The first time you activate your air conditioner, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will normally go away after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not diminish after a bit, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be clogged. 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will be sure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 740-474-5940 to schedule an appointment with us.