Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?


The temperatures are falling here in Locust and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we have a number of furnace repair calls from our customers worried about a unusual smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve used 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 could smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. During 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 typically isn’t a harmful circumstance and the odor will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll need to call in a technician to inspect things.

Another probable cause of strange smells coming from your furnace is a clogged 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 professionals at Dynamic Comfort Solutions in Locust 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 coming 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 components cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Locust winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 704-485-5506 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.

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