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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Abilene 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 customers worried about a unusual smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. Throughout the year, dirt may have gathered inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a harmful situation and the smell will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll want to call in a technician to take a look at your system.

Another realistic cause of strange 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 Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.

You’re going to be counting on your furnace more and more these coming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the optimal time to get your yearly furnace repair scheduled. Our certified technicians will get all those internal pieces cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Abilene winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 325-692-5850 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.