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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Saint Petersburg and we’ll more than likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period we get a great deal 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 accumulated inside your system. The first time you start 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 pose any sort of danger and the smell will normally diminish after a while. However, if the scent does not go away after a short time, please inform one of our professionals.

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 crucial 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 working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 727-369-6195 to arrange an appointment with us.