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

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Carpentersville and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period we get a great deal 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 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 concern and the smell will normally diminish after a little bit. However, if the scent does not go away after a bit, please notify one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be obstructed. 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 key part of your life even during in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals 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 224-412-8308 to set up an appointment with us.