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

The weather is cooling down in Pinellas County and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year we get a great deal of air conditioner repair calls from homeowners declaring 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 gathered inside your system. The first time you turn on 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 hazard and the smell will typically be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not diminish after a short time, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your air conditioner is that your air filter may have become blocked. 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will ensure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 727-398-5515 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.