Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are dropping here in Magnolia and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we get various furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a strange 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 typically nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. For most of the year, dust may have gathered inside of your furnace. Turning on 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 serious situation and the smell will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll need to call in a professional to assess things.

Another probable cause of weird 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 professionals at JTech Mechanical in Magnolia 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 coming 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 Magnolia winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 281-231-8768.