Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are falling here in Norco and St. Charles Parish and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we receive several furnace repair calls from our clients anxious about a unusual smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to run your furnace. Throughout the year, dirt may have built up inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, creating a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This generally isn’t a dangerous situation and the smell will not last long. But, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll need to call in a professional to inspect things.

Another realistic cause of weird 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 professionals at Mayeuxs AC & Heating in Norco and St. Charles Parish 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 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 parts cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Norco and St. Charles Parish winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at (985) 764-2426.