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

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Ronkonkoma 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 declaring 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 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 hazard and the smell will usually go away after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not go away after a while, please notify one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your air conditioner is that your air filter may have become obstructed. 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 important part of your life even during these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will ensure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 631-246-4029 to arrange an appointment with us.