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

The weather is turning brisk in Albuquerque and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period we get many 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 operating for a little while. In that time, dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you turn on 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 establish any sort of danger and the smell will usually go away after a while. However, if the smell does not diminish after a short time, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be clogged. 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 key part of your life even during these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will make sure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 505-994-9176 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.