The weather is getting colder in St. Louis and we’ll 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 using for a little while. In that time, dust may have collected 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 present any sort of hazard and the smell will normally be gone after a little bit. However, if the odor does not decrease after a bit, please notify one of our pros.
Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will be sure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 314-262-4541 to set up an appointment with us.