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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Chicago and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we have a number of furnace repair calls from our clients anxious about a strange smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. Throughout the year, dust 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 situation and the smell will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in a professional to take a look at things.

Another probable cause of weird smells coming from your furnace is a clogged 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 experts at iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning in Chicago 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 upcoming 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 components cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Chicago winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 773-704-0640 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.