Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?


The temperatures are dropping here in Groves and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we have several furnace repair calls from our clients concerned about a strange smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. For most of the year, dust may have gathered inside of your furnace. Turning on 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 generally isn’t a serious situation and the smell will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll want to call in an expert to take a look at things.

Another possible 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 professionals at Air Solutions, Inc in Groves 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 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 Groves winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 409-962-2476 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.

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