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

The weather is getting colder in Show Low and we’ll more than likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year we get a great deal 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 typically go away after a little bit. However, if the smell does not diminish after a bit, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your air conditioner is that your air filter may have become 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 crucial 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 securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 928-537-1803 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.