Hello Jeremy, thank you for your question and I can understand your concern. It's not unusual for a new unit to put out an odor when it's first turned on. The odor could be from the motor, which is normal for a new motor. It can also be from the coils as the air passes through them. If the odor still occurs after the unit has been used for a few days, then I would recommend having it checked by a technician. I hope this will help you.