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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Rocky Mount and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season 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. 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 move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of concern and the smell will usually be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not diminish after a while, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be obstructed. 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 crucial part of your life even during this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will make sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 540-369-3790 to set up an appointment with us.