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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Bend and we’ll more than likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season 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 running for a little while. In that time, dust may have gathered 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 establish any sort of hazard and the smell will normally be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not decrease after a short time, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter may have become 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 crucial 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 be sure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 541-238-2797 to schedule an appointment with us.