little boy covering nose with bed sheet

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

The weather is cooling down in Upland and we’ll probably 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 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 present any sort of danger and the smell will normally be gone after a while. However, if the odor does not decrease after a bit, please inform 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 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will ensure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 909-982-5698 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.