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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Colorado Springs and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we receive a number of furnace repair calls from our customers worried about a unusual smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a few months 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 might smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. Throughout the year, dust may have gathered inside of your furnace. Turning on 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 generally isn’t a serious situation and the scent 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 assess the issue.

Another probable cause of weird 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 professionals at Mitchell Heating in Colorado Springs 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 upcoming 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 pieces cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Colorado Springs winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 719-596-6677 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.