The weather is turning brisk in Greater Richmond and we’ll probably be reducing the use of our air conditioners. This season we get a lot 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 gathered inside your system. The first time you activate 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 be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not diminish after a short time, please inform one of our experts.
Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your air conditioner is that your air filter might have gotten obstructed. 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 regular air conditioner repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will make sure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 804-302-6657 to set up an appointment with us.