Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Wyandotte and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we receive several furnace repair calls from our patrons worried about a strange smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. During the year, debris 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 spread through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a serious situation and the smell will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll have to call in a professional 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 team at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning in Wyandotte 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 coming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the perfect time to get your regular furnace repair scheduled. Our certified technicians will get all those internal components cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Wyandotte winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 734-363-8907.

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