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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Derby and we’ll more than likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season we get many 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 move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of concern and the smell will typically go away after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not decrease after a bit, please notify one of our professionals.

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 run harder than necessary 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 annual air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will be sure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 203-772-8319 to set up an appointment with us.