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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in St. Cloud and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season 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 running 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 travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of concern and the smell will usually diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not decrease after a while, 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 regular air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will be sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 407-477-6319 to set up an appointment with us.