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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Muskogee and we’ll likely 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 operating 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 pose any sort of danger and the smell will normally go away after a little bit. However, if the smell does not diminish after a while, please notify one of our professionals.

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 important part of your life even during these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will be sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 918-682-8238 to set up an appointment with us.