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

Repair

The weather is getting colder in Osceola County and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year we get a lot 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 operating for a little while. In that time, dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you start 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 pose any sort of concern and the smell will typically go away after a while. However, if the odor does not decrease after a short time, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your air conditioner is that your air filter may have become 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 important part of your life even during these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will make 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 407-908-8651 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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