Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Huffman and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we get several furnace repair calls from our patrons anxious about a weird smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been awhile 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 maybe the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. Throughout the year, dirt may have built up inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a harmful situation and the smell will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll need to call in a professional to assess the issue.

Another realistic cause of interesting 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 Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Huffman are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.

You’re going to be relying on your furnace more and more these upcoming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the ideal time to get your yearly furnace repair scheduled. Our certified technicians will get all those internal pieces cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Huffman winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 832-777-1521.

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