Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Saint Charles and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we get several furnace repair calls from our clients anxious 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 may smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. During the year, dust may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a harmful circumstance and the odor will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll have to call in a technician to inspect things.

Another possible cause of strange 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 professionals at Air Alliance Team in Saint Charles 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 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 Saint Charles winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 636-229-1544.

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