The weather is turning brisk in Norco and St. Charles Parish 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 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 collected inside your system. The first time you turn on your air conditioner, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will typically diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not go away after a short time, please notify one of our professionals.
Another reason you could be smelling an odor 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 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 experts will make sure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at (985) 764-2426 to schedule an appointment with us.