Why does my AC smell like something is burning?

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Annie Travis
Annie TravisInsurance Feature Writer

Posted on Feb 06, 2023

There could be a few reasons why your AC smells like something is burning. One possibility is that there is a problem with the motor or another component in the unit. Another possibility is that there is a problem with the electrical wiring, which could lead to a fire. It's important to have a professional inspect your AC unit to determine the cause of the smell and to fix any potential problems.

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