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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Franklin Lakes and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we receive several furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a strange smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. Throughout the year, debris may have built up inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a serious circumstance and the smell will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll have to call in an expert to take a look at things.

Another probable 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 Total Comfort in Franklin Lakes 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 next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the ideal time to get your annual 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 Franklin Lakes winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 201-891-1333 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.