Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

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Repair

The temperatures are falling here in Oxford and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we get several furnace repair calls from our patrons worried about a strange smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s probably 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 operate your furnace. Throughout the year, debris may have built up inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a harmful condition and the odor will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in a professional to take a look at things.

Another probable cause of strange smells coming from your furnace is a congested 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 team at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Oxford 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 next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the ideal 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 Oxford winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 662-281-1231.

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