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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Tuscaloosa and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we have a number of furnace repair calls from our clients anxious about a unusual smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. During the year, dirt may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a harmful situation and the scent will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll want to call in a professional to take a look at things.

Another realistic cause of strange 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 KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa 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 perfect 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 Tuscaloosa winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 205-758-2703 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.