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

The weather is cooling down in Paso Robles and we’ll more than likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season 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 operating for a little while. In that time, dust may have collected 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 pose any sort of hazard and the smell will usually go away after a while. However, if the scent does not decrease after a bit, please notify one of our pros.

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 important part of your life even during this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will ensure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 805-238-7553 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.