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

The weather is turning brisk in Crestview and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season we get many 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 running 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 establish any sort of hazard and the smell will typically diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not decrease after a while, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will be sure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 850-682-5509 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.