Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

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

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. For most of the year, debris may have built up inside of your furnace. Turning on 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. However, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in a professional to assess the issue.

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 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 coming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the optimal 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 Reinholds winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 717-216-0846.

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