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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Rapid City and we’ll more than likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period 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 operating 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 move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will usually be gone after a little bit. However, if the scent does not go away after a short time, 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 obstructed. 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 routine air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will make sure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 605-206-2564 to set up an appointment with us.