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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Huntingburg 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 using 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 danger and the smell will typically go away after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not diminish after a while, please inform one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be clogged. This can cause your blower motor to become overworked 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 annual air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will make sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 812-200-5844 to schedule an appointment with us.