little boy covering nose with bed sheet

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

The weather is cooling down in West Palm Beach and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year 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 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 journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of concern and the smell will usually go away after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not diminish after a while, please call in one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be blocked. This can cause your blower motor to become overworked and could cause the motor, and/or the air conditioner to overheat.

Your air conditioner is going to be an crucial 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 experts 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 561-515-5527 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.