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

Repair

The weather is turning brisk in Naples 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 using for a little while. In that time, dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you start 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 danger and the smell will normally diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not decrease after a while, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your air conditioner is that your air filter may have become 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 important part of your life even during in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will make sure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 239-596-2645 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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