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

The weather is getting colder in Litchfield Park 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 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 using for a little while. In that time, dust may have gathered 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 concern and the smell will usually diminish after a little bit. However, if the smell does not decrease after a bit, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten clogged. 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 key part of your life even during in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our experts will ensure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 623-208-6444 to set up an appointment with us.

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