Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Denton and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we have several furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a strange smell evading 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 most likely nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. During the year, dust may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Running 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 serious situation and the odor will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll want to call in a technician to take a look at things.

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 experts at Oak Point Heating and Air LLC in Denton are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.

You’re going to be counting 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 pieces cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Denton winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 940-202-1202.

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