The weather is cooling down in Houston and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season we get a lot of air conditioner repair calls from homeowners stating 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 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 establish any sort of danger and the smell will typically diminish after a little bit. However, if the scent does not decrease after a short time, please call in one of our experts.
Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be 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 important part of your life even during these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will ensure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 713-469-3357 to arrange an appointment with us.