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

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Boynton Beach and we’ll more than likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period 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 running 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 journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of concern and the smell will usually go away after a little bit. However, if the odor does not go away after a bit, 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 obstructed. 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 crucial 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 make sure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 561-270-6228 to schedule an appointment with us.