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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Laguna Niguel and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period we get a great deal 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 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 present any sort of hazard and the smell will normally diminish after a little bit. However, if the odor does not decrease after a short time, please inform one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your air conditioner is that your air filter may have become 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our experts will make sure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 949-525-9119 to set up an appointment with us.