The weather is getting colder in Tuscaloosa and we’ll likely be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This time of year 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 using for a little while. In that time, dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you activate 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 establish any sort of danger and the smell will typically diminish after a little bit. However, if the scent does not decrease after a while, please call in one of our pros.
Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter could be clogged. This can cause your blower motor to get overused 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 occasion. Our professionals will ensure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 205-208-8090 to arrange an appointment with us.