Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are dropping here in Bartlesville and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we have several furnace repair calls from our customers worried about a weird smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s typically 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 use your furnace. For most of the year, debris may have built up inside of your furnace. Turning on 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 serious condition and the odor will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll have to call in a technician to take a look at the issue.

Another realistic cause of interesting 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 Farris Heating & Air in Bartlesville 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 next 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 Bartlesville winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 918-534-8194.