Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are dropping here in Huffman and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we have various furnace repair calls from our patrons anxious about a unusual smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. For most of the year, debris may have built up inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a dangerous circumstance and the odor will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll have to call in a technician to inspect the issue.

Another realistic 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 team at Air Houston Mechanical LLC in Huffman 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 coming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the ideal time to get your yearly furnace repair scheduled. Our certified technicians will get all those internal pieces cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Huffman winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 832-777-1521.