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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Plover and we’ll more than likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season we get a great deal 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 activate 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 concern and the smell will typically go away after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not go away after a bit, please notify one of our pros.

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 perfect time. Our pros will make sure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 715-504-0533 to schedule an appointment with us.