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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Booneville and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season 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 using for a little while. In that time, dust may have collected 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 present any sort of hazard and the smell will normally diminish after a while. However, if the smell does not go away after a bit, please notify one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will be sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 662-269-8716 to arrange an appointment with us.