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

The weather is turning brisk in Payson and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year 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 danger and the smell will usually go away after a little bit. However, if the odor does not go away after a while, please call in 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 get overused and could cause the motor, and/or the air conditioner to overheat.

Your air conditioner is going to be an crucial part of your life even during in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will make sure 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 928-263-8570 to set up an appointment with us.

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