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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Mechanicsburg and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year 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 using 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 move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of hazard and the smell will usually go away after a while. However, if the smell does not go away after a short time, please notify one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter may have become 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our experts will make sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 717-220-4502 to arrange an appointment with us.