The temperatures are dropping here in West Valley City and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we get a number of furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a weird smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are a few 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, dust may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Running 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 harmful situation and the scent will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll want to call in a technician to take a look at the issue.
Another realistic cause of interesting 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 Systems Heating & Air Conditioning in West Valley City are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.
You’re going to be depending on your furnace more and more these coming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the perfect 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 City winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 801-305-4777.