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

The weather is turning brisk in Anaheim and we’ll more than likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year 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 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 travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of danger and the smell will usually go away after a short amount of time. However, if the odor 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 obstructed. This can cause your blower motor to become overworked and could cause the motor, and/or the air conditioner to overheat.

Your air conditioner is going to be an important part of your life even during in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will ensure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 714-855-1717 to arrange an appointment with us.

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