Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are decreasing here in Genoa and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we get various furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a strange smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a little while 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 probably the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. For most of the year, dirt may have gathered inside of your furnace. Running 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 dangerous circumstance and the smell will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll want to call in a technician to assess things.

Another probable cause of strange 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 Assured Appliance and Heating & Air in Genoa 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 perfect 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 Genoa winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 847-306-8990.