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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Portland Metro and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we have various furnace repair calls from our clients anxious about a weird smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. For most of the year, dirt may have built up 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 generally isn’t a serious situation and the smell will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll need to call in a professional to take a look at your system.

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 team at Central Air Inc in Portland Metro 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 optimal 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 Portland Metro winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 503-656-1908 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.