Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are dropping here in Tuscaloosa and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is traditionally the time we have various furnace repair calls from our patrons worried about a strange smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something strange, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are a number of reasons your furnace could smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to operate your furnace. Throughout the year, dirt may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Turning on your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will move through your home throughout your duct work. This typically isn’t a harmful condition and the scent will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll need to call in a professional to take a look at your system.

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 team at KDM Service Corporation in Tuscaloosa 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 yearly 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 Tuscaloosa winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 205-208-8090.