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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Bishop 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 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 accumulated inside your system. The first time you turn on your air conditioner, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of hazard and the smell will normally diminish after a little bit. However, if the smell does not diminish after a while, please notify one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be clogged. 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 crucial part of your life even during these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will be sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 760-784-9034 to schedule an appointment with us.