Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are dropping here in Crystal and Twin Cities and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we get a number of 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 run your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. Throughout the year, dirt may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a harmful circumstance and the smell will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll want to call in an expert to take a look at the issue.

Another possible cause of interesting 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 GV Heating & Air in Crystal and Twin Cities 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 yearly 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 Crystal and Twin Cities winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 763-535-2000.