Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Omaha and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we get a number of furnace repair calls from our patrons anxious about a weird smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. Throughout the year, dirt may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Running 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 typically isn’t a dangerous situation and the smell will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll need to call in a professional to inspect things.

Another possible cause of weird 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 experts at The Frazier Company in Omaha are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.

You’re going to be relying on your furnace more and more these upcoming 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 parts cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Omaha winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 402-896-5900.

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