Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Jefferson City and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we receive a number of furnace repair calls from our customers anxious about a strange smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a few months 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 most likely the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. Throughout the year, dust may have built up inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a dangerous circumstance and the smell will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll need to call in a professional to take a look at the issue.

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 Stieferman Heating Company Inc in Jefferson City 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 next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the optimal 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 Jefferson City winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 573-203-3908.

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