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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Front Royal and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period 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 turn on your air conditioner, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of hazard and the smell will typically go away after a little bit. However, if the scent does not diminish after a short time, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten 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 crucial part of your life even during in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will ensure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 540-369-3971 to arrange an appointment with us.