Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Rochester and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we have several furnace repair calls from our customers worried about a unusual smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. Throughout 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 travel through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a serious condition and the odor will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll need to call in a technician to take a look at the issue.

Another probable cause of strange 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 team at Brogan Heating & AC Inc in Rochester 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 upcoming 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 components cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Rochester winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 507-218-0088.

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