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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Augusta and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we get a number of furnace repair calls from our customers worried about a unusual smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. Throughout the year, dust may have built up inside of your furnace. Starting up 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 dangerous condition and the scent will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll have to call in an expert to inspect the issue.

Another probable cause of interesting 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 McCune Heating & Cooling in Augusta 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 coming 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 Augusta winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 316-733-9123 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.