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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Zelienople and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we receive various furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a unusual smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s typically 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 use your furnace. Throughout the year, debris may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a dangerous circumstance 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 professional to assess your system.

Another possible cause of strange 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 Knoechel Heating Company in Zelienople 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 ideal 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 Zelienople winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 724-452-6280 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.