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

The weather is turning brisk in Cape Coral and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year we get many 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 gathered inside your system. The first time you start 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 establish any sort of danger and the smell will typically diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the odor 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 might have gotten blocked. 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 important part of your life even during these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will be sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 239-214-0411 to arrange an appointment with us.

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