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


The weather is getting colder in Huffman and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period 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. Likely, 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 turn on 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 hazard and the smell will usually be gone after a while. However, if the smell does not go away after a while, please call in one of our experts.

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 get overused and could cause the motor, and/or the air conditioner to overheat.

Your air conditioner is going to be a key part of your life even during this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will be sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at (832) 501-3419 to set up an appointment with us.

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