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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Kearney and we’ll more than likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period we get a great deal 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 operating for a little while. In that time, dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you turn on 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 establish any sort of danger and the smell will usually go away after a while. However, if the odor does not go away after a while, please notify one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent 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 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 ensure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 308-624-3485 to arrange an appointment with us.