Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Winnipeg 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 customers worried about a unusual smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. During the year, dirt 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 travel through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a dangerous circumstance and the scent will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll have to call in a technician to take a look at things.

Another possible cause of interesting 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 Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning in Winnipeg 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 next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the perfect 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 Winnipeg winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 204-272-8128.

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