Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

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The temperatures are dropping here in Hamilton and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we receive several furnace repair calls from our patrons worried about a strange smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s most likely 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 use your furnace. Throughout the year, dirt may have gathered inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a dangerous circumstance and the scent 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 the issue.

Another possible 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 team at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC in Hamilton 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 Hamilton winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 513-275-3601 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.

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