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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Lexington and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we have various furnace repair calls from our customers concerned about a weird smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. Throughout the year, dust may have built up inside of your furnace. Running 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 generally isn’t a serious situation and the scent will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll want to call in a professional to inspect the issue.

Another probable 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 team at James Heating & A/C, Inc in Lexington 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 pieces cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Lexington winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 336-853-6070 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.