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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Justin and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period we get many of air conditioner repair calls from homeowners declaring 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 establish any sort of danger and the smell will usually diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not go away after a while, 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 might have gotten blocked. 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our experts will be sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 940-202-1184 to arrange an appointment with us.