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

Repair

The weather is getting colder in Tampa Bay and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season we get a lot 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 gathered 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 pose any sort of concern and the smell will normally diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not diminish after a while, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your air conditioner is that your air filter may have become blocked. 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 annual air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will make sure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 813-418-7884 to schedule an appointment with us.

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