The temperatures are dropping here in Florissant and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we receive various furnace repair calls from our customers worried about a weird smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve run 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 maybe the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. Throughout the year, dirt may have built up inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing 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. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll want to call in a professional to inspect your system.
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 professionals at B & B Heating & Cooling in Florissant are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.
You’re going to be depending 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 components cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Florissant winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 314-325-7552.