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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Baltimore and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we get several furnace repair calls from our clients anxious about a unusual smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s most likely 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 run your furnace. During the year, dust may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a serious condition and the smell will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll want to call in a technician to inspect the issue.

Another possible cause of interesting 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 experts at Quality Refrigeration in Baltimore 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 coming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the perfect time to get your annual 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 Baltimore winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 410-355-6010 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.