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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Genoa and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year 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 using for a little while. In that time, dust may have collected 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 pose any sort of danger and the smell will normally diminish after a while. However, if the odor does not diminish after a bit, please call in one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your air conditioner is that your air filter may have become 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 important part of your life even during in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will make sure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 847-306-8990 to arrange an appointment with us.