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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Wyandotte and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season we get many 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 operating for a little while. In that time, dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you turn on your air conditioner, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of danger and the smell will normally be gone after a little bit. However, if the smell does not go away after a bit, please inform 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will make sure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 734-363-8907 to schedule an appointment with us.