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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Lincoln and we’ll more than 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 accumulated 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 pose any sort of hazard and the smell will usually go away after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not diminish after a bit, please call in one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be obstructed. 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 important part of your life even during in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will ensure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 402-318-5351 to set up an appointment with us.