The temperatures are decreasing here in Bishop and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we have a number of furnace repair calls from our clients concerned about a unusual smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace might smell strange.
Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. For most of the year, dirt may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Starting up 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 generally isn’t a harmful circumstance and the scent will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll have to call in a professional to inspect your system.
Another probable cause of strange smells coming from your furnace is a congested 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 counting on your furnace more and more these coming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the ideal time to get your annual 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 Bishop winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 760-784-9034.