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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in the Upper Rio Grande Valley 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 clients worried about a strange smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. Throughout the year, debris may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Starting up 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 harmful situation and the scent will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in a professional to assess the issue.

Another probable cause of weird 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 team at Cytech Heating & Cooling in the Upper Rio Grande Valley are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.

You’re going to be depending on your furnace more and more these coming 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 the Upper Rio Grande Valley winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 956-630-3522 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.