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

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Bloomfield and we’ll more than 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 activate 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 typically be gone after a while. However, if the smell does not diminish after a bit, please call in one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be obstructed. This can cause your blower motor to get overused 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will be sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 812-825-8695 to set up an appointment with us.