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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Pocatello and we’ll more than likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year we get a lot of air conditioner repair calls from homeowners stating 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 using 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 journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of danger and the smell will typically be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not go away after a bit, please call in one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be clogged. This can cause your blower motor to become overworked 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will ensure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 208-621-0129 to set up an appointment with us.