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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Grove City and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year we get a lot 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 start your air conditioner, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will normally go away after a little bit. However, if the odor does not decrease after a bit, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench 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 routine air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will make sure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 614-871-4144 to arrange an appointment with us.