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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Crystal Lake and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get many of furnace repair calls from homeowners declaring that they smell something when they turn their furnace on for the first time. Most likely you haven’t been operating your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of danger and the smell will normally be gone after a while. However, if the scent does not decrease after a short time, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten obstructed. This can cause your blower motor to run harder than necessary and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.

Your furnace is going to be an key part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will ensure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 815-788-6283 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.