Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Mankato area and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we get several furnace repair calls from our clients concerned about a weird smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace may 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. 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 typically isn’t a serious circumstance and the odor will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll need to call in an expert to take a look at your system.

Another possible cause of weird smells coming from your furnace is a clogged 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 professionals at Northern Comfort Inc in Mankato area 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 next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the ideal 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 Mankato area winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 507-307-4818.

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