The temperatures are falling here in Oxford and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we receive several furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a unusual smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace could smell strange.
Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. For most of the year, debris may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a harmful condition and the scent will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll need to call in a professional to inspect the issue.
Another possible cause of interesting 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 experts 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 annual 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 Oxford winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 662-281-1231.