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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Aurora and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we get several furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a strange smell coming 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 typically nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. During the year, debris may have built up inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a dangerous condition and the smell will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll have to call in a professional to inspect your system.

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 experts at Service Plus Mechanical in Aurora 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 Aurora winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 630-809-6319 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.