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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in East Peoria and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we receive a number of furnace repair calls from our customers concerned about a unusual smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. Throughout the year, dust may have accumulated 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 generally isn’t a harmful condition and the smell will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll need to call in an expert to take a look at things.

Another possible cause of interesting 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 Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC in East Peoria 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 coming 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 East Peoria winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 309-437-2703 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.