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

Repair

The weather is turning brisk in Stuart 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 operating 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 travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of concern and the smell will usually go away after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not decrease after a short time, please notify one of our experts.

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 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 professionals will make sure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 772-200-3617 to schedule an appointment with us.

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