Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Rapid City and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we receive several furnace repair calls from our patrons worried about a unusual smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve turned on 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 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, creating a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a serious condition and the smell will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in a technician to assess your system.

Another possible cause of weird smells coming from your furnace is a congested 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 experts at Street Heating and Cooling in Rapid City 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 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 Rapid City winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 605-206-3915.

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