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

The weather is turning brisk in West Palm Beach and we’ll likely 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 gathered inside your system. The first time you turn on 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 normally go away after a little bit. However, if the odor does not go away after a bit, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be 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 regular 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 be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 561-401-0011 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.