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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Belton and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year we get a great deal of air conditioner repair calls from homeowners expressing 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 gathered inside your system. The first time you activate 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 typically go away after a while. However, if the smell does not go away after a short time, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten blocked. 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 key part of your life even during this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will be sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 254-307-9572 to set up an appointment with us.