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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Muskogee and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we have several furnace repair calls from our patrons worried about a unusual smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a little while 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 a few reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. During the year, debris may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a serious circumstance and the scent will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll want to call in a technician to inspect things.

Another realistic 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 experts at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. in Muskogee 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 parts cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Muskogee winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 918-682-8238 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.