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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Excelsior Springs and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period we get a great deal 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 gathered inside your system. The first time you start 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 pose any sort of concern and the smell will typically be gone 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 might have gotten clogged. 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 regular air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will ensure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 816-379-3918 to set up an appointment with us.