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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we receive several furnace repair calls from our customers concerned about a unusual smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s most likely 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 run your furnace. Throughout the year, dust may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a serious condition and the smell will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll have to call in an expert to inspect your system.

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 professionals at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area 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 ideal time to get your yearly 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 Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 816-286-7258 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.