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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Bloomington and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we receive a number of furnace repair calls from our patrons concerned about a strange smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. For most of the year, debris may have gathered 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 generally isn’t a harmful condition and the scent will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll have to call in a professional to assess the issue.

Another realistic cause of weird 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 All Seasons Heating & A/C Co in Bloomington 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 yearly 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 Bloomington winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 812-332-9100 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.