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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Monroe and we’ll likely 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 present any sort of danger and the smell will normally go away after a little bit. However, if the smell does not decrease after a while, please notify one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be 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 crucial part of your life even during these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our experts will be sure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 608-291-3606 to arrange an appointment with us.