Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are dropping here in Hattiesburg and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we get a number of furnace repair calls from our clients anxious about a strange smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. During the year, debris may have gathered inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a harmful circumstance and the smell will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in a professional to assess things.

Another probable cause of strange smells coming from your furnace is a clogged 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 professionals 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 depending on your furnace more and more these upcoming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the optimal time to get your yearly furnace repair scheduled. Our certified technicians will get all those internal components 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 601-292-9763.