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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Shelby Township and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we get several furnace repair calls from our customers worried about a unusual smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. For most of the year, debris may have built up 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 usually isn’t a serious condition and the scent will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll have to call in an expert to assess your system.

Another probable 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 Mr. Air Repair in Shelby Township 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 ideal 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 Shelby Township winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 586-262-4258 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.