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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Lawrence 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 gathered inside your system. The first time you activate 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 establish any sort of concern and the smell will normally go away after a little bit. However, if the odor does not diminish after a bit, please call in one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten obstructed. 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 key part of your life even during this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will make sure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 785-269-0465 to schedule an appointment with us.