Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are falling here in Circleville and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we receive various furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a strange smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s typically 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. For most of the year, dust may have built up 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 typically isn’t a harmful condition 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 technician to inspect your system.

Another probable cause of interesting 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 Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc in Circleville 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 coming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the ideal time to get your yearly 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 Circleville winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 740-474-5940.