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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Dresden and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we get various furnace repair calls from our customers worried about a unusual smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. During the year, dirt may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a harmful circumstance and the smell will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll want to call in a professional to take a look at things.

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 McFadden Heating & Cooling in Dresden 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 perfect time to get your regular 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 Dresden winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 1-866-781-0111 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.