The temperatures are decreasing here in Pflugerville and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we have a number of furnace repair calls from our customers anxious about a strange smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace could smell strange.
Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. For most of the year, dirt may have gathered inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a serious situation and the smell will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll need to call in a technician to inspect the issue.
Another possible cause of strange 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 Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning in Pflugerville 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 coming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the ideal time to get your regular 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 Pflugerville winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 512-355-1482.