Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

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

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. For most of the year, debris may have gathered inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a harmful circumstance and the odor will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll have to call in a professional to assess the issue.

Another realistic cause of interesting smells coming from your furnace is a congested 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 County Line Mechanical LLC in Reinholds 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 next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the optimal time to get your annual furnace repair scheduled. Our certified technicians will get all those internal parts cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Reinholds winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 717-216-0846.

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