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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Ontario and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we receive a number of furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a weird smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. For most of the year, debris may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a dangerous circumstance and the odor will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll have to call in a technician to assess the issue.

Another realistic cause of interesting smells coming from your furnace is a congested 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 team at Stan's Heating, Inc in Ontario 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 next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the ideal time to get your annual 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 Ontario winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 541-889-3987 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.