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

Repair

The weather is getting colder in Safford and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year we get many 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 running 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 journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of hazard and the smell will normally diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not decrease after a short time, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent 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 these coming months. 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 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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