Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

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The temperatures are falling here in Lexington and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we get a number of furnace repair calls from our customers concerned about a strange smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something bizarre, 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. For most of the year, debris may have built up inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a serious condition and the odor will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in an expert to assess the issue.

Another probable cause of strange 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 experts at Kelley Mechanical in Lexington 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 next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the optimal time to get your regular 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 Lexington winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 859-209-3003 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.

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