Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Greenville and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we receive several furnace repair calls from our customers concerned about a unusual smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s typically 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 use your furnace. Throughout the year, debris may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will move 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 after a brief time, you’ll want to call in an expert to inspect your system.

Another probable cause of interesting 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 team at Ken Parker Service Inc in Greenville 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 ideal time to get your regular 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 Greenville winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 903-246-4877.

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