Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are decreasing here in Katy and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we have a number of furnace repair calls from our clients concerned about a weird smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. Throughout the year, debris may have built up 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 typically isn’t a dangerous circumstance and the odor will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll want to call in a technician to assess things.

Another possible cause of weird 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 Goode Bros AC & Heating in Katy 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 optimal time to get your annual 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 Katy winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at (833)-466-3322.