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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Central Point and we’ll more than 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 start 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 establish any sort of danger and the smell will normally diminish after a while. However, if the scent does not go away after a short time, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten obstructed. 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 these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will be sure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 514-600-5499 to schedule an appointment with us.