Why Does Your Air Conditioner Smell When You Turn It On?11/01/2016The weather is getting colder in West Palm Beach and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season we get a great deal 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 running 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 travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of danger and the smell will typically be gone after a while. However, if the scent does not go away after a bit, please call in one of our pros. Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your air conditioner is that your air filter may have become blocked. 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 important part of your life even during these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will be sure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 561-582-3390 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.