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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Lake Charles 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 clients concerned about a weird smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a few months 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. For most of the year, dirt may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a harmful circumstance and the smell will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll want to call in a technician to take a look at your system.

Another probable cause of weird 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 ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc in Lake Charles 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 annual 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 Lake Charles winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 337-335-0992 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.