Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Bossier City and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we receive a number of furnace repair calls from our clients concerned about a strange smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. Throughout the year, debris may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a harmful circumstance and the scent will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll have to call in an expert to take a look at 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 experts at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning in Bossier City 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 optimal time to get your annual 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 Bossier City winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 800-COOLING.

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