Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are falling here in Huntingburg and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we have a number of furnace repair calls from our customers anxious 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 bizarre, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. Throughout the year, dust may have built up inside of your furnace. Running 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 usually isn’t a dangerous condition and the scent will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll need to call in a professional to take a look at the issue.

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 experts at Dearing's Service & Solutions in Huntingburg 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 perfect 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 Huntingburg winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 812-200-5844.