Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are dropping here in Grand Prairie and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we receive various furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a weird smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. Throughout the year, debris may have gathered inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, leaving a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a dangerous condition and the smell 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 inspect things.

Another probable cause of strange 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 experts at Bon Air Service Company in Grand Prairie 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 coming 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 components cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Grand Prairie winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 972-332-1028.