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

The weather is cooling down in Las Vegas and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season we get many of air conditioner repair calls from homeowners stating 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 concern and the smell will normally diminish after a while. However, if the smell does not decrease after a bit, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be obstructed. 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 important part of your life even during these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will be sure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 702-623-0579 to arrange an appointment with us.

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