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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in San Jose and we’ll more than likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period we get many 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 collected 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 pose any sort of danger and the smell will typically be gone after a while. However, if the smell does not diminish after a bit, please call in one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be clogged. This can cause your blower motor to run harder than necessary and could cause the motor, and/or the air conditioner to overheat.

Your air conditioner is going to be an key part of your life even during in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will ensure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 408-215-1018 to schedule an appointment with us.