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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are decreasing here in Bishop and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we have various furnace repair calls from our patrons anxious about a unusual smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. During the year, dirt may have built up inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a serious situation and the smell will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll have to call in an expert to assess the issue.

Another realistic cause of strange 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 Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.

You’re going to be depending on your furnace more and more these next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the perfect time to get your regular furnace repair scheduled. Our certified technicians will get all those internal pieces cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Bishop winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 760-784-9034 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.