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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Thedford and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year we get many of air conditioner repair calls from homeowners declaring 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 using for a little while. In that time, dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you turn on 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 present any sort of concern and the smell will normally diminish after a while. However, if the odor does not decrease after a short time, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten clogged. 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 annual air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will ensure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 519-296-4437 to schedule an appointment with us.