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

The weather is turning brisk in Bakersfield 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 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 journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of hazard and the smell will typically diminish after a little bit. However, if the scent does not go away after a short time, please inform one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten 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 last chance. Our experts will make sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 661-437-3499 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.