The temperatures are falling here in York and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we get several furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a strange smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace might smell strange.
Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. Throughout the year, debris may have built up 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 harmful circumstance and the scent will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll want to call in a technician to take a look at things.
Another possible cause of weird smells coming from your furnace is a clogged 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 Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning in York 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 next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the perfect time to get your yearly 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 York winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 717-383-4479.