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

The weather is turning brisk in Port Saint Lucie and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season 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 running for a little while. In that time, dust may have gathered 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 normally diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not decrease after a bit, please notify one of our experts.

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 crucial part of your life even during this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will be sure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 772-335-3232 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.