The weather is getting colder in Lexington and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This fall period we get a great deal 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 running for a little while. In that time, dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you start 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 pose any sort of concern and the smell will usually go away after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not decrease after a short time, please call in one of our professionals.
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 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 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 working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 336-853-6070 to set up an appointment with us.