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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Holdrege and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period 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 operating for a little while. In that time, dust may have gathered 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 pose any sort of concern and the smell will typically diminish after a while. However, if the smell does not diminish after a while, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten blocked. 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will ensure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 308-995-8177 to set up an appointment with us.