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 traditionally the time we receive several furnace repair calls from our customers worried about a strange smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. Throughout the year, dust may have gathered 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 usually isn’t a dangerous 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 a professional to inspect 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 team 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 relying 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 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 507-387-6596.

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