Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are falling here in Arlington and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we have several furnace repair calls from our patrons anxious about a unusual smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve run 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 most likely the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. Throughout the year, debris may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a dangerous circumstance and the scent will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll have to call in a technician to inspect your system.

Another possible 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 experts at Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning in Arlington 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 pieces cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Arlington winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 360-255-5857.