The weather is cooling down in Lake Forest and we’ll likely 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 operating for a little while. In that time, dust may have gathered 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 concern and the smell will usually diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not decrease after a short time, please inform one of our professionals.
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 run harder than necessary and could cause the motor, and/or the air conditioner to overheat.
Your air conditioner is going to be an crucial part of your life even during these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will make sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 949-204-0859 to arrange an appointment with us.