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

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Shreveport and we’ll probably 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 using 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 travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of hazard and the smell will usually diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not go away 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 clogged. This can cause your blower motor to get overused 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will ensure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 318-215-7938 to set up an appointment with us.