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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Hauppauge 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 patrons worried about a strange 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 probably nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. Throughout the year, dirt may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a harmful circumstance and the odor 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 take a look at the issue.

Another possible cause of strange 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 experts at Cool Power LLC in Hauppauge 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 upcoming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the perfect time to get your annual 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 Hauppauge winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 631-360-2665 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.