Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

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The temperatures are decreasing here in Metro Atlanta and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we receive various furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a strange 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 most likely nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to use 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 in a short while, you’ll want to call in a technician to take a look at things.

Another possible cause of weird 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 professionals at ACS Inc in Metro Atlanta 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 ideal 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 Metro Atlanta winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 770-939-7500 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.

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