Why Does Your Air Conditioner Smell When You Turn It On?11/01/2016The weather is turning brisk in Thousand Oaks and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year we get many 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 using 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 journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will usually be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not diminish after a while, please call in one of our professionals. 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 routine air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will be sure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 805-217-8662 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.