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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Manassas and we’ll more than likely 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 running for a little while. In that time, dust may have accumulated 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 establish any sort of danger and the smell will typically be gone after a little bit. However, if the smell does not diminish 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 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 important part of your life even during in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will be sure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 703-260-1148 to schedule an appointment with us.