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

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Phoenix and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season we get a great deal 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 running 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 travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of concern and the smell will normally diminish after a little bit. However, if the scent does not go away after a while, please notify 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 run harder than necessary 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 regular air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will ensure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 602-971-0567 to arrange an appointment with us.