Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

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The temperatures are decreasing here in Grove City and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we have a number of furnace repair calls from our customers concerned about a weird smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s probably 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. For most of the year, dirt may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Running 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 harmful circumstance and the odor will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll have to call in a professional to assess the issue.

Another probable cause of weird 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 experts at Air Quality Solutions in Grove City are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.

You’re going to be depending on your furnace more and more these upcoming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the ideal time to get your regular 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 Grove City winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 614-871-4144 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.

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