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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Bountiful and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we have several furnace repair calls from our customers concerned about a strange smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. Throughout the year, debris may have gathered inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a serious situation and the odor will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in a professional to assess the issue.

Another possible 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 professionals at Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling in Bountiful 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 upcoming 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 Bountiful winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 801-295-3357 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.