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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Kingsville and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season 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 travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of danger and the smell will normally go away after a little bit. However, if the scent does not decrease after a while, please notify one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten blocked. 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 routine air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will make sure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 361-214-1203 to arrange an appointment with us.