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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Wharton 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 concerned about a strange smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. Throughout the year, dirt may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a serious condition and the smell will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll have to call in a technician to take a look at the issue.

Another probable cause of weird 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 Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton 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 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 Wharton winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 979-532-2511 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.