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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Colfax and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we have various furnace repair calls from our customers worried about a weird smell escaping 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 could smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. Throughout 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 move through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a serious situation and the odor will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll need to call in an expert to take a look at things.

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 Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning in Colfax 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 next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the perfect 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 Colfax winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 509-397-3622 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.