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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Kirkfield Heating 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 collected 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 pose any sort of hazard and the smell will typically diminish after a while. However, if the scent does not decrease after a while, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be clogged. 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 regular air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our experts will be sure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 204-272-8128 to schedule an appointment with us.