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

The weather is cooling down in Safford and we’ll more than likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year we get a lot of air conditioner repair calls from homeowners expressing 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 accumulated 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 pose any sort of hazard and the smell will normally diminish after a while. However, if the smell does not decrease after a short time, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten clogged. 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 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 experts 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 928-432-6018 to schedule an appointment with us.

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