Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are decreasing here in Chatsworth and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we get several furnace repair calls from our customers worried about a weird 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 most likely nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. During the year, debris may have gathered inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a dangerous circumstance and the odor will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll need to call in a technician to take a look at things.

Another probable cause of weird 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 team at True Temp Heating & Air Inc in Chatsworth 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 ideal 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 Chatsworth winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 706-695-7492.