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

The weather is getting colder in Opelika and we’ll more than likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year we get a lot 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 gathered 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 hazard and the smell will usually diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not diminish after a bit, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten 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 important part of your life even during these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will be sure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 334-524-2458 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.