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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in West Valley 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 worried about a unusual smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. During the year, dirt may have built up inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a serious situation and the odor will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll want to call in an expert to take a look at 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 Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley 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 ideal time to get your regular 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 West Valley winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 801-305-4777 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.