Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

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

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. Throughout the year, dust 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 usually isn’t a serious circumstance and the scent will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in a professional to assess your system.

Another realistic 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 All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc in Huntsville 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 upcoming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the perfect time to get your annual 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 Huntsville winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 256-801-4701 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.

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