Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Alice and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we have a number of furnace repair calls from our clients 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 bizarre, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. During the year, dirt may have built up inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a dangerous condition and the odor will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll want to call in a professional to inspect your system.

Another probable cause of strange smells coming from your furnace is a blocked 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 Rescue Heating & Air in Alice are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.

You’re going to be counting on your furnace more and more these upcoming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the ideal time to get your regular furnace repair scheduled. Our certified technicians will get all those internal parts cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Alice winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 361-265-4371.

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