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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Naples and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year we get a lot 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 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 concern and the smell will usually go away after a while. However, if the scent does not decrease after a short time, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be blocked. 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will make sure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 239-241-5318 to set up an appointment with us.