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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Asheville and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we receive several furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a weird smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something strange, 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 use your furnace. Throughout the year, debris 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 generally isn’t a dangerous situation and the odor will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in a professional to take a look at things.

Another possible cause of weird smells coming from your furnace is a blocked 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 1st Choice Service Group Inc in Asheville 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 next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the ideal time to get your yearly 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 Asheville winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 828-551-2913 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.