Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are decreasing here in the Rio Grande Valley and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we get various furnace repair calls from our customers concerned about a unusual smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. During the year, dust may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a serious circumstance and the scent will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll want to call in an expert to take a look at your system.

Another realistic cause of weird 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 professionals at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. in the Rio Grande Valley 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 annual 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 the Rio Grande Valley winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 956-381-1162.