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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Lawrence and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we have various furnace repair calls from our patrons worried about a weird smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. Throughout 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 travel through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a dangerous circumstance and the odor will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll want to call in an expert to inspect things.

Another realistic cause of interesting smells coming from your furnace is a blocked 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 Scott Temperature in Lawrence 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 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 Lawrence winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 785-843-2244 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.