The temperatures are dropping here in Rochester and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we have several furnace repair calls from our customers concerned about a unusual smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s most likely 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 use your furnace. Throughout the year, debris may have gathered 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 typically isn’t a serious situation and the odor will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll want 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 professionals 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 depending on your furnace more and more these upcoming 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 Rochester winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 507-218-0088.