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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Hendersonville and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we have several furnace repair calls from our customers anxious about a weird smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something weird, 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 most likely the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. For most of the year, dust may have built up inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a harmful situation and the scent will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll have to call in a technician to take a look at the issue.

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 experts at Superior Comfort Systems in Hendersonville 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 ideal time to get your yearly 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 Hendersonville winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 828-775-5176 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.