24/7 Emergency Support

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

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Plainfield and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period 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 collected inside your system. The first time you start 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 pose any sort of danger and the smell will normally diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not decrease after a bit, please inform one of our pros.

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 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will ensure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 815-410-1231 to arrange an appointment with us.