Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in East Bernard and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we have a number of furnace repair calls from our patrons anxious about a unusual smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a few 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 gathered inside of your furnace. Turning on 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 dangerous condition and the odor will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll have to call in a professional to inspect 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 E.B. Air, LLC in East Bernard 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 next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the perfect time to get your yearly furnace repair scheduled. Our certified technicians will get all those internal pieces cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this East Bernard winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 979-335-4262.

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