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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Reeds Spring and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we get a number of furnace repair calls from our clients concerned about a weird smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are a number of 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, dirt may have built up inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a serious condition and the odor will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll have to call in an expert to assess the issue.

Another possible 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 experts at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc in Reeds Spring 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 next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the optimal time to get your yearly 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 Reeds Spring winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 417-739-4606 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.