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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Williamsport and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we get several furnace repair calls from our customers anxious about a weird smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. During the year, dirt may have built up inside of your furnace. Starting up 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 typically isn’t a serious situation 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 technician to inspect your system.

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 professionals at Lycoming Heating Company in Williamsport are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.

You’re going to be counting 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 components cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Williamsport winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 570-326-4450 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.