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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Columbia and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we have various furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a weird smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. Throughout the year, debris may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Starting up 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 serious circumstance and the smell will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll have to call in an expert to inspect things.

Another realistic cause of interesting 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 Alltemp Comfort Services LLC in Columbia 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 next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the optimal time to get your yearly 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 Columbia winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 803-318-6995 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.