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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Carson City and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we have a number of furnace repair calls from our customers anxious 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 weird, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. During the year, dust may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a serious condition and the scent will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll want to call in a technician to take a look at things.

Another realistic 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 professionals at Anderson Heating & A/C in Carson City 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 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 parts cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Carson City winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 775-882-8154 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.