Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Brighton and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we get various furnace repair calls from our clients concerned about a unusual smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. For most of the year, dust may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a dangerous circumstance and the odor will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll want to call in a professional to inspect things.

Another probable cause of interesting smells coming from your furnace is a blocked 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 D & D Heating & AC in Brighton 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 optimal time to get your yearly furnace repair scheduled. Our certified technicians will get all those internal pieces cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Brighton winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 720-316-1401.

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