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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Cottonwood and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year we get many 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 accumulated 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 danger and the smell will typically go away after a while. However, if the smell does not decrease after a short time, please call in one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench 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 crucial part of your life even during in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will be sure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 928-244-8840 to arrange an appointment with us.