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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Plainfield and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we have several furnace repair calls from our customers anxious about a weird smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s most likely 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 run your furnace. During the year, debris may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a harmful condition and the odor will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll want to call in an expert to inspect the issue.

Another realistic 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 PWA Heating & Cooling Inc in Plainfield 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 optimal 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 Plainfield winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 815-768-6656 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.