Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Tucker 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 customers worried about a weird smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. For most of the year, debris may have gathered inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a harmful circumstance and the odor will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll need to call in a technician to inspect things.

Another possible 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 team at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning in Tucker are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.

You’re going to be counting 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 parts cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Tucker winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 770-450-1539.

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