Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Middle Georgia and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we receive various furnace repair calls from our clients anxious about a strange smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. For most of the year, debris may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a serious circumstance and the scent will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll want to call in a professional to assess your system.

Another probable cause of strange smells coming from your furnace is a clogged 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 Air Concepts of Middle Georgia in Middle Georgia 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 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 Middle Georgia winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 478-200-5689.

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