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

The weather is cooling down in Orange County 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 using for a little while. In that time, dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you turn on 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 pose any sort of hazard and the smell will normally diminish after a while. However, if the smell does not decrease after a while, please call in 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 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will make sure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 949-525-9119 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.