The temperatures are falling here in Laurel and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we have several furnace repair calls from our clients concerned about a unusual smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace may smell strange.
Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. During the year, debris may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a harmful situation and the smell will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll need to call in a technician to assess the issue.
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 H&C Heating and Cooling in Laurel 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 upcoming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the perfect time to get your regular 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 Laurel winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 301-960-3247.