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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Springfield and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we receive various furnace repair calls from our clients concerned about a weird smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. During 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 generally isn’t a dangerous circumstance and the odor will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in a professional to take a look at things.

Another realistic cause of weird smells coming from your furnace is a clogged 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 Bormida Mechanical Services Inc in Springfield 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 next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the optimal time to get your annual 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 Springfield winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 217-210-2662 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.