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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in East Hanover and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we get various furnace repair calls from our customers anxious about a strange smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s probably 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 use your furnace. During the year, dirt may have gathered inside of your furnace. Starting up 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 serious situation 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 assess the issue.

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 Effective Service Group, LLC. in East Hanover 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 optimal 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 East Hanover winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 973-884-0065 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.