Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Robstown and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we have various furnace repair calls from our customers 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 few reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. During the year, dirt may have built up inside of your furnace. Starting up 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 dangerous circumstance and the smell will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll need to call in a professional to take a look at things.

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 Robstown 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 ideal time to get your annual furnace repair scheduled. Our certified technicians will get all those internal parts cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Robstown winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 361-247-0605.

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