Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are falling here in Booneville and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we receive a number of furnace repair calls from our patrons concerned about a unusual smell coming 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 a number of reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. For most of the year, dirt may have gathered inside of your furnace. Starting up 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 dangerous circumstance and the scent will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll need to call in an expert to assess your system.

Another realistic 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 Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC in Booneville 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 upcoming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the ideal time to get your regular 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 Booneville winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 662-269-8716.