Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

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The temperatures are dropping here in Odessa and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we have a number of 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 turned on your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. During the year, dirt may have accumulated 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 typically isn’t a serious situation and the odor will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll need to call in a technician to take a look at the issue.

Another realistic 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 professionals at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa 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 regular furnace repair scheduled. Our certified technicians will get all those internal components cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Odessa winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 432-333-2208 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.

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