Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

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The temperatures are decreasing here in Marshall and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we receive various furnace repair calls from our patrons concerned 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 a few reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. Throughout the year, dust may have gathered inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This generally 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 have to call in a professional to inspect the issue.

Another possible cause of weird smells coming from your furnace is a blocked 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 team at All Elements Heating & Air LLC in Marshall are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.

You’re going to be relying on your furnace more and more these upcoming 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 parts cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Marshall winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 903-702-3941 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.

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