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

The weather is turning brisk in Delray Beach and we’ll probably 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 running 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 pose any sort of concern and the smell will usually be gone after a while. However, if the scent does not go away after a short time, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be clogged. This can cause your blower motor to run harder than necessary 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will ensure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 561-287-7071 to arrange an appointment with us.

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