Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are dropping here in Belton and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we have various furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a unusual smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. Throughout the year, dust may have gathered inside of your furnace. Starting up 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 typically isn’t a harmful situation and the odor will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll need to call in an expert to inspect your system.

Another possible 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 professionals at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. in Belton 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 next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the ideal time to get your annual 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 Belton winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 254-307-9572.