Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Kingsville and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we receive a number of furnace repair calls from our patrons concerned about a unusual smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. For most of the year, dust 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 generally isn’t a dangerous condition and the odor will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll have to call in a technician to assess things.

Another realistic 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 professionals at Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC in Kingsville 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 upcoming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the perfect 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 Kingsville winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 361-214-1203.

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