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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Corpus Christi and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we have a number of furnace repair calls from our clients anxious about a unusual smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve used 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 could smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. During the year, dust may have built up inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a serious circumstance and the smell will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll want to call in an expert to take a look at the issue.

Another realistic cause of interesting 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 experts at McNatt Inc in Corpus Christi 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 perfect time to get your annual 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 Corpus Christi winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 361-888-4808 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.