Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are dropping here in Odessa and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we receive various furnace repair calls from our clients 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 bizarre, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. During the year, dirt 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 usually isn’t a harmful situation and the smell will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll want to call in an expert to assess things.

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 team at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.

You’re going to be relying on your furnace more and more these coming 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 components cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Odessa winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 432-237-0168.