The temperatures are dropping here in Phoenix 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 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 weird, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace may smell strange.
Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. For most of the year, debris may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Turning on 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 generally isn’t a harmful condition and the smell will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in a professional to inspect the issue.
Another probable cause of strange 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 professionals at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc in Phoenix 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 upcoming 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 Phoenix winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 602-832-7808.