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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Wisconsin Rapids and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we receive several furnace repair calls from our patrons concerned about a strange smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. Throughout the year, debris may have gathered inside of your furnace. Turning on 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 typically isn’t a dangerous circumstance and the scent will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll have to call in a technician to inspect your system.

Another possible cause of weird 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 Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc in Wisconsin Rapids 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 ideal 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 Wisconsin Rapids winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 715-421-5555 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.