The weather is getting colder in Cambridge 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 accumulated 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 typically go away after a while. However, if the smell does not diminish after a while, please notify one of our pros.
Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your air conditioner is that your air filter may have become obstructed. 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 important part of your life even during these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will be sure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 410-228-4822 to arrange an appointment with us.