Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Wheeling 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 anxious about a weird smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a few months 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 could smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. During the year, debris may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Starting up 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 generally isn’t a harmful situation and the odor will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in a professional to take a look at your system.

Another probable cause of weird 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 Local HVAC Repair & Service in Wheeling 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 next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the optimal 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 Wheeling winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 224-300-4806.

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