Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Dallas and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we receive several furnace repair calls from our clients concerned about a strange smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s typically 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 run your furnace. Throughout the year, dust may have gathered inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a harmful circumstance and the odor will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in a technician to take a look at things.

Another probable cause of strange 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 Tri County Air Care LLC in Dallas 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 perfect 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 Dallas winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 469-213-8367.

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