Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

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Repair

The temperatures are dropping here in New Castle and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we receive several furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a unusual 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 a number of reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. Throughout the year, dust may have built up 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 serious situation and the scent will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll need to call in a technician to inspect the issue.

Another possible cause of interesting 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 team at Central Heating & Plumbing in New Castle 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 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 New Castle winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 724-658-7111.

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