Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Excelsior Springs and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we receive a number of furnace repair calls from our clients anxious about a unusual smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. For most of the year, dust may have built up inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a serious situation and the scent will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in an expert to take a look at things.

Another possible cause of interesting 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 Colvin's Heating and Cooling in Excelsior Springs 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 optimal 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 Excelsior Springs winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 816-379-3918.

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