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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Hudsonville and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season we get a great deal of air conditioner repair calls from homeowners declaring 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 danger and the smell will normally go away after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not decrease after a bit, please inform one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten obstructed. 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 these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will be sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at (616) 669-3961 to schedule an appointment with us.