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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Jefferson City and we’ll more than likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period we get many 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 operating 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 travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of concern and the smell will typically diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not decrease after a short time, please inform one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be obstructed. 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 key part of your life even during this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our experts will ensure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 573-203-3908 to set up an appointment with us.