Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Greensburg and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally 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 weird, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. During the year, dirt may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Starting up 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 typically isn’t a dangerous circumstance and the smell will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll want to call in an expert to inspect your system.

Another possible cause of strange 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 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 812-663-7252.

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