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

The weather is getting colder in Saint Petersburg 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 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 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 present any sort of hazard and the smell will usually be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not go away after a while, please inform one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be 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 key 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 pros will ensure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 727-369-6195 to schedule an appointment with us.

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Hale’s AC has been serving Pinellas Co for over 30 years and we will continue to take care of your air conditioning and heating needs during this unprecedented time. As an essential business, we are here for you. We are taking every available precaution to keep our customers and employees safe.

We appreciate you as a customer and ask for your patience and understanding. We will continue to provide our very best service to you.

Stay Safe!