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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Montoursville 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 running for a little while. In that time, dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you start 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 present any sort of concern and the smell will normally go away after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not go away after a bit, please call in one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent 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 crucial part of your life even during this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will ensure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 570-322-3131 to set up an appointment with us.