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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Lodi and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season 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 running for a little while. In that time, dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you start 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 present any sort of hazard and the smell will usually go away after a while. However, if the smell does not go away after a while, please call in one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten clogged. 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 these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will be sure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 209-257-3156 to set up an appointment with us.