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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Rock Hill and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we have a number of furnace repair calls from our customers concerned about a weird smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. Throughout the year, dirt may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Running 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 typically isn’t a serious situation and the smell will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll need to call in a technician to assess things.

Another probable 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 team at US Air Heating and Cooling in Rock Hill 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 perfect time to get your regular 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 Rock Hill winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 803-980-4328 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.