Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Greensburg and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we have several furnace repair calls from our customers anxious about a weird smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve used 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 probably the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. During 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 usually isn’t a serious circumstance and the scent will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll want to call in an expert to take a look at your system.

Another realistic cause of weird 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 Wallpe Heating & Cooling in Greensburg 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 optimal time to get your annual 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 Greensburg winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 812-638-4232.

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