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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Olathe and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we get a number of furnace repair calls from our customers concerned about a strange smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. For most of the year, dust may have gathered inside of your furnace. Starting up 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 usually isn’t a harmful circumstance and the odor will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll want to call in a technician to inspect the issue.

Another realistic 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 professionals at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Olathe 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 upcoming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the optimal 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 Olathe winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 913-432-3342 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.