Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

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The temperatures are dropping here in Saint Peters and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we get various furnace repair calls from our patrons anxious about a strange smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. During the year, dirt may have gathered inside of your furnace. Turning on 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 dangerous condition and the odor will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll need to call in a professional to inspect the issue.

Another realistic 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 C-N-O Comfort Zone in Saint Peters 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 ideal time to get your annual 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 Saint Peters winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 636-578-1777 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.

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