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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Ballwin and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we have various furnace repair calls from our customers concerned about a weird smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. For most of the year, debris may have gathered inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a serious circumstance and the scent will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll have to call in an expert to assess the issue.

Another probable cause of weird 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 team at Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning in Ballwin 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 next 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 parts cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Ballwin winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 636-391-7377 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.