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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Norton and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season we get many of air conditioner repair calls from homeowners stating 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 start 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 scent does not decrease after a while, please call in one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be 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 key part of your life even during in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will make sure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 276-302-0076 to schedule an appointment with us.