Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

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The temperatures are decreasing here in Lake Forest and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we get a number of furnace repair calls from our patrons concerned about a strange smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. Throughout the year, dirt may have gathered 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 usually isn’t a serious situation and the smell will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in an expert to assess things.

Another probable 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 professionals at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Lake Forest 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 upcoming 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 Lake Forest winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 949-204-0859.

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