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 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 move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of concern and the smell will usually go away after a while. However, if the odor does not decrease after a while, please call in one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten clogged. This can cause your blower motor to run harder than necessary 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 professionals will make sure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 850-250-0335 to arrange an appointment with us.

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