Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in McHenry and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we get several furnace repair calls from our clients concerned about a strange smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve turned on 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 most likely the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. During the year, debris may have gathered inside of your furnace. Running 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 typically isn’t a dangerous circumstance and the scent will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll need to call in a technician to inspect the issue.

Another probable cause of interesting 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 Jett's Heating & Air Inc. in McHenry 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 coming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the ideal 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 McHenry winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 815-410-1128.

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