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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Madera and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we have a number of furnace repair calls from our customers concerned about a weird smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. During the year, dust 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 move through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a serious situation and the scent will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll want to call in an expert to take a look at your system.

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 experts at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Madera 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 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 components cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Madera winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 559-675-1681 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.