Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

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The temperatures are dropping here in Raceland and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we have several furnace repair calls from our customers worried about a strange smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. During the year, debris may have gathered inside of your furnace. Turning on 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 generally isn’t a harmful circumstance and the smell will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll have to call in a professional to assess the issue.

Another realistic cause of strange 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 experts at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service in Raceland are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.

You’re going to be depending on your furnace more and more these next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the perfect time to get your annual furnace repair scheduled. Our certified technicians will get all those internal pieces cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Raceland winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 985-537-6795 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.

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