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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Anaheim and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period we get many 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 collected 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 present any sort of hazard and the smell will usually go away after a while. However, if the smell does not decrease after a bit, 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 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 these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will ensure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 714-855-1717 to set up an appointment with us.