Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Westminster and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we get various furnace repair calls from our patrons concerned about a strange smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. Throughout the year, dust may have built up inside of your furnace. Starting up 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 usually isn’t a serious circumstance and the odor will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll want to call in an expert to assess things.

Another realistic cause of strange smells coming from your furnace is a blocked 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 True Heating & Cooling in Westminster 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 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 Westminster winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 720-316-1898.

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