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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Middletown and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we get various furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a unusual smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve run 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 could smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. For most of the year, dust may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a serious circumstance and the smell will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll want to call in an expert to assess your system.

Another realistic 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 team at Schagrin Gas Company in Middletown 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 ideal 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 Middletown winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 302-658-2000 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.