Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are dropping here in Ronkonkoma and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we get several furnace repair calls from our patrons worried about a strange smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s probably nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace may smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. During the year, dust may have built up inside of your furnace. Starting up your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a harmful situation 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 a professional to assess your system.

Another probable 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 experts at Cool Power LLC in Ronkonkoma 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 upcoming months, if you haven’t yet, it is the optimal time to get your regular 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 Ronkonkoma winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 631-246-4029.