The temperatures are dropping here in Williamsport and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually 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 a little while 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 might smell strange.
Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. Throughout the year, dust may have built up inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a harmful circumstance and the odor will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll have to call in a professional to take a look at the issue.
Another possible cause of interesting 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 Lycoming Heating Company in Williamsport 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 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 Williamsport winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 570-244-2510.