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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Rocky Mount and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we receive a number of furnace repair calls from our customers anxious about a strange smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s typically 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 operate your furnace. During the year, dust may have gathered inside of your furnace. Turning on 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 generally isn’t a harmful circumstance and the smell will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in an expert to assess things.

Another realistic 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 Davis Heating & Air Conditioning in Rocky Mount 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 next 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 pieces cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Rocky Mount winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 540-483-5605 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.