Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are falling here in Montoursville and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we get various furnace repair calls from our patrons concerned about a strange smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a number of 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 built up inside of your furnace. Turning on 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 typically isn’t a serious condition and the scent will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll have to call in an expert to inspect the issue.

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 experts at Airmen HVAC Service in Montoursville 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 components cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Montoursville winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 570-322-3131.