Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Omaha and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we get various furnace repair calls from our patrons anxious about a strange smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a few months 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 most likely the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. Throughout the year, dust may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a serious condition and the scent will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll need to call in an expert 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 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 components 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 402-628-0206.

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