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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Vancouver and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we receive various furnace repair calls from our clients anxious about a unusual smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something weird, 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 operate 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, producing a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a serious condition and the odor will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll want to call in a technician to inspect things.

Another possible cause of interesting 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 experts at Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC in Vancouver 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 annual 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 Vancouver winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 360-571-5100 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.