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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Winchester 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 patrons anxious about a strange smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile 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 number of reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. During the year, dust may have built up inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a dangerous situation and the odor will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in a professional to take a look at your system.

Another realistic cause of strange 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 professionals at Thornberry Bros Inc in Winchester 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 perfect time to get your annual furnace repair scheduled. Our certified technicians will get all those internal pieces cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Winchester winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 859-745-1564 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.