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

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Ballwin and St. Charles 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 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 using for a little while. In that time, dust may have accumulated 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 concern and the smell will usually be gone after a while. However, if the smell does not go away after a short time, please notify one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor 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 important part of your life even during these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will ensure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 636-206-4250 to arrange an appointment with us.