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

The weather is turning brisk in Buellton and we’ll more than likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period we get a lot of air conditioner repair calls from homeowners expressing 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 establish any sort of concern and the smell will typically be gone after a little bit. However, if the scent 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 could be obstructed. 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 crucial 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 professionals will be sure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 805-688-4018 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.