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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Buellton and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season we get many 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 operating for a little while. In that time, dust may have collected 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 establish any sort of danger and the smell will usually be gone after a little bit. However, if the odor does not diminish after a bit, please inform one of our professionals.

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 get overused 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals 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 805-242-9638 to arrange an appointment with us.