The temperatures are dropping here in Bend and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we get various furnace repair calls from our customers concerned about a weird smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something bizarre, 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. For most of the year, debris 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 travel through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a serious condition and the smell will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll have to call in a professional to assess your system.
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 Tri County Climate Control LLC in Bend 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 ideal time to get your yearly furnace repair scheduled. Our certified technicians will get all those internal parts cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Bend winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 541-238-2797.