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

The weather is cooling down in Laguna Hills and we’ll more than likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season 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 activate 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 danger and the smell will normally go away after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not go away after a bit, please notify one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten clogged. 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 these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will make sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 949-716-8379 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.