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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in South Beloit and Belvidere 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 patrons anxious about a weird smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s typically 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, dirt 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 travel through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a harmful situation and the scent will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in a technician to inspect the issue.

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 Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. in South Beloit and Belvidere 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 upcoming 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 South Beloit and Belvidere winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 877-389-2465 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.