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

Repair

The weather is turning brisk in Orange County and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period we get a lot of air conditioner repair calls from homeowners declaring 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 move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will typically diminish after a while. However, if the scent does not go away after a short time, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten clogged. 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 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 experts will ensure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 714-464-3376 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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