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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Drexel Hill and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year 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 accumulated 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 hazard and the smell will normally diminish after a little bit. However, if the scent does not go away after a bit, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor 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 key part of your life even during in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will make sure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 610-257-7035 to set up an appointment with us.