Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are decreasing here in Monroe and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we have a number of furnace repair calls from our patrons concerned about a strange smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something strange, 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 operate your furnace. For most of the year, dust may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a harmful situation and the scent will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in a professional to assess things.

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 experts at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace in Monroe 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 upcoming 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 Monroe winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 608-291-3606.