Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Carpentersville and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we get a number of furnace repair calls from our customers worried about a weird smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to run 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, producing a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a dangerous circumstance and the odor will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in a technician to assess your system.

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 Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc in Carpentersville 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 perfect time to get your regular 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 Carpentersville winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 224-412-8308.

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