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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Keokuk and we’ll more than likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year 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 using 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 present any sort of hazard and the smell will usually be gone after a while. However, if the smell does not decrease after a bit, please notify one of our experts.

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 these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will be sure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 319-229-2318 to arrange an appointment with us.