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

The weather is cooling down in Tucson and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period 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 running for a little while. In that time, dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you turn on 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 pose any sort of hazard and the smell will usually be gone after a little bit. However, if the scent does not decrease after a bit, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your air conditioner is that your air filter may have become blocked. This can cause your blower motor to get overused 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will ensure your system is running 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 set up an appointment with us.

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