Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Alliance and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we receive a number of furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a strange smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. Throughout the year, dirt may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Turning on 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 dangerous situation and the smell will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll have to call in an expert to assess things.

Another probable cause of interesting 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 team at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces in Alliance 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 regular 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 Alliance winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 308-646-3827.

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