Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

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Repair

The temperatures are decreasing here in Marshfield and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we have a number of furnace repair calls from our patrons anxious about a weird smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile 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 probably the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. For most of the year, debris may have gathered inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a dangerous circumstance and the scent will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll have to call in an expert to assess your system.

Another probable cause of interesting 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 House of Heating Incorporated in Marshfield are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.

You’re going to be counting on your furnace more and more these upcoming 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 components cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Marshfield winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 888-384-3163 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.

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