Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?


The temperatures are dropping here in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we get several furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a weird smell evading 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 typically nothing to worry about and there are a few 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 accumulated inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will spread through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a dangerous situation and the odor will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll want to call in an expert to assess your system.

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 team at Innovative Mechanical, LLC in Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas 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 upcoming 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 pieces cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Dallas and Atlanta surrounding areas winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 770-726-7407 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.

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