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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Hattiesburg and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we get several furnace repair calls from our customers anxious about a unusual smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. Throughout the year, dirt may have built up inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a serious circumstance and the odor will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll need to call in a technician to inspect things.

Another possible cause of strange smells coming from your furnace is a blocked air filter. A clogged filter will cause your blower motor to run harder which could cause the motor and/or your furnace to overheat.

You’re better safe than sorry and if there are any odors coming from your furnace the experts at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning in Hattiesburg are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.

You’re going to be counting on your furnace more and more these coming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the optimal time to get your regular furnace repair scheduled. Our certified technicians will get all those internal pieces cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Hattiesburg winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 601-268-3486 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.