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

The weather is getting colder in Tucson 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 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 operating 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 present any sort of hazard and the smell will typically be gone after a little bit. However, if the scent does not decrease after a bit, 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 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 important part of your life even during these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will ensure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 520-201-3871 to schedule an appointment with us.

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