Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Napoleon and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we get several furnace repair calls from our patrons anxious about a unusual smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s most likely 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 operate your furnace. For most of the year, dust may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a serious situation and the scent will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll want to call in an expert to take a look at your system.

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 Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. in Napoleon 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 next 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 Napoleon winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 419-465-8722.

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