The temperatures are falling here in Chelan and Wenatchee and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we receive various furnace repair calls from our patrons anxious about a strange smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve turned on 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. For most of the year, dust may have gathered inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a serious situation and the odor will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in a technician to take a look at things.
Another probable cause of interesting 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 Lakeside Heating & Air in Chelan and Wenatchee 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 upcoming 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 parts cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Chelan and Wenatchee winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 509-284-4265.