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

Repair

The weather is getting colder in Indian River 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 expressing 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 operating for a little while. In that time, dust may have gathered 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 pose any sort of concern and the smell will usually diminish after a while. However, if the odor does not decrease after a short time, please notify one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter may have become blocked. This can cause your blower motor to run harder than necessary 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 these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will be sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 772-571-1080 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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