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

The weather is turning brisk in Murrieta and we’ll more than likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year 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 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 journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of danger and the smell will usually be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not go away after a while, please notify one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten blocked. 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 these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will be sure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 951-676-2665 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.