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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Colorado Springs and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we receive several furnace repair calls from our clients anxious about a weird smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. Throughout the year, dust may have gathered inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a harmful condition and the odor will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in an expert to inspect things.

Another probable 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 Triton HVAC & Refrigeration in Colorado Springs 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 coming 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 pieces cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Colorado Springs winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 719-332-3458 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.