Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in West Columbia and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we have several furnace repair calls from our clients anxious about a weird smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. For most of the year, dirt may have built up inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a harmful 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 a technician to take a look at your system.

Another possible cause of weird 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 Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. in West Columbia 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 coming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the optimal 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 West Columbia winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 803-265-4208.

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