Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are falling here in Jefferson City and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we get various furnace repair calls from our customers anxious about a weird smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. Throughout the year, dirt may have built up inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a dangerous circumstance and the scent will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll need to call in an expert to inspect things.

Another realistic cause of interesting 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 Stieferman Heating Company Inc in Jefferson City 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 next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the optimal 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 Jefferson City winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 573-203-3908.