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Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are falling here in Lodi and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we have various furnace repair calls from our clients concerned about a unusual smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. During the year, debris may have built up inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a harmful circumstance and the odor will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll want to call in an expert to inspect your system.

Another realistic 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 professionals at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning in Lodi 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 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 Lodi winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 209-368-0556 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.