Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are falling here in Marshfield and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we have several furnace repair calls from our clients anxious about a weird smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s most likely 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. During the year, dirt may have gathered inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will move 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 an expert to assess the issue.

Another probable cause of strange smells coming from your furnace is a congested 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 House of Heating Incorporated in Marshfield 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 next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the optimal time to get your regular 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 Marshfield winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 715-384-3163.