Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are decreasing here in Derby and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we have a number of furnace repair calls from our customers concerned about a weird smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. Throughout the year, dust may have built up inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a dangerous circumstance and the smell will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll have to call in a technician to take a look at things.

Another probable cause of strange 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 team at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning in Derby 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 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 Derby winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 203-772-8319.