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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Paso Robles 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 expressing 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 gathered inside your system. The first time you turn on 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 go away after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not diminish after a short time, please inform one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor 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 key part of your life even during this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will ensure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 805-203-8667 to set up an appointment with us.