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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Pacheco and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we receive several furnace repair calls from our customers anxious about a unusual smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. For most of the year, dust may have built up inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a dangerous situation and the odor will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll need to call in an expert to assess 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 team at Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco 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 Pacheco winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 925-689-7017 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.