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

Repair

The weather is getting colder in Fort Pierce and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season we get a lot 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 gathered inside your system. The first time you start 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 present any sort of hazard and the smell will normally go away after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not decrease after a bit, please inform one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your air conditioner is that your air filter may have become blocked. 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 important part of your life even during these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will ensure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 772-318-4252 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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