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

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Lafayette and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period 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 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 establish any sort of danger and the smell will typically be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not go away after a bit, please notify one of our pros.

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 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 regular air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will ensure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at (337) 234-2345 to arrange an appointment with us.