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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Williamsport and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year we get many 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 using for a little while. In that time, dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you start 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 present any sort of danger and the smell will typically go away after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not diminish after a while, please inform one of our pros.

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 crucial part of your life even during these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will be sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 570-244-2510 to set up an appointment with us.