Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Chadron and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we receive a number of furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a unusual smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. For most of the year, dirt may have gathered inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a serious condition and the smell will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll need to call in a technician to take a look at the issue.

Another probable 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 MPC Heating & Cooling in Chadron 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 upcoming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the perfect time to get your yearly 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 Chadron winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 308-832-4321.

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