The weather is getting colder in Los Angeles and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year we get a lot 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 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 present any sort of concern and the smell will usually go away after a little bit. However, if the scent does not decrease after a bit, please inform one of our experts.
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 become overworked 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 annual air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will ensure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 800-296-5088 to set up an appointment with us.