The temperatures are falling here in Erie and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we have several furnace repair calls from our customers worried about a unusual smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace might smell strange.
Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. Throughout the year, dust may have built up inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This typically 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 need to call in an expert to take a look at things.
Another possible cause of weird 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 Patterson & Stirling Inc in Erie are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.
You’re going to be depending on your furnace more and more these next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the perfect time to get your yearly 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 Erie winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 814-308-0416.