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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Auburn 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 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 present any sort of danger and the smell will normally diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not decrease after a short time, please call in one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten blocked. 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 key part of your life even during in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will make sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 530-885-8081 to set up an appointment with us.