Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Lake Forest and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we get a number of furnace repair calls from our patrons worried about a weird smell escaping 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. During the year, dirt 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 usually isn’t a dangerous situation 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 assess things.

Another probable cause of strange 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 team 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 depending on your furnace more and more these upcoming 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 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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