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

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Kutztown and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year we get a great deal 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 running for a little while. In that time, dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you turn on your air conditioner, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will usually be gone after a while. However, if the scent does not go away after a short time, please inform 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 become overworked 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 be sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 484-646-3363 to schedule an appointment with us.