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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Humble and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we have a number of furnace repair calls from our clients anxious about a unusual 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 most likely nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. During the year, dust may have gathered inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a harmful condition and the smell will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll need to call in a professional to take a look at things.

Another possible 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 professionals at Arrings A/C & Heating in Humble 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 upcoming 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 Humble winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 281-713-8304 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.