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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Midlothian and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we get various furnace repair calls from our clients concerned about a unusual 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 might smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. For most of 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 usually isn’t a serious condition and the smell will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll want to call in a technician to take a look at the issue.

Another possible cause of weird 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 team at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. in Midlothian 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 optimal time to get your annual 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 Midlothian winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 804-379-1155 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.