Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Grimes and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we get various furnace repair calls from our patrons concerned about a unusual smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. During the year, debris may have accumulated 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 typically isn’t a serious condition and the scent will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in a technician to assess the issue.

Another probable cause of strange 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 Heartland Heating & Cooling in Grimes are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.

You’re going to be depending on your furnace more and more these upcoming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the ideal 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 Grimes winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 515-344-3579.

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