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

The weather is getting colder in San Dimas and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season we get many of air conditioner repair calls from homeowners stating 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 collected inside your system. The first time you turn on 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 concern and the smell will normally be gone after a little bit. However, if the scent does not go away 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 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 these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will be sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 626-478-2922 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.