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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Huffman and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period we get a great deal 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 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 establish any sort of hazard and the smell will normally be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not decrease after a bit, please inform one of our professionals.

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 get overused 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will be sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 832-777-1521 to schedule an appointment with us.