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

The weather is cooling down in Lake Worth and we’ll 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 operating 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 move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will typically diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not go away after a bit, please call in one of our professionals.

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 become overworked 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 routine air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will ensure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 561-533-6066 to arrange an appointment with us.

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