Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Brandon 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 anxious about a unusual smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s most likely 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 operate your furnace. For most of 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 travel through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a harmful circumstance and the smell will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll want to call in an expert to inspect things.

Another probable cause of weird 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 Brandon Heating and Plumbing in Brandon 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 ideal 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 Brandon winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 204-728-0180.

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