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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Bossier City and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season we get a lot 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 running for a little while. In that time, dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you activate your air conditioner, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of concern and the smell will typically be gone after a little bit. However, if the smell does not diminish after a bit, please notify one of our pros.

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 crucial part of your life even during this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will ensure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 800-COOLING to set up an appointment with us.