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

The weather is cooling down in Santee and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year we get a great deal of air conditioner repair calls from homeowners declaring 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 present any sort of danger and the smell will usually go away after a while. However, if the odor does not decrease after a while, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be 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 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 professionals will be sure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 619-448-2470 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.