Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The temperatures are dropping here in Rapid City and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we receive various furnace repair calls from our patrons anxious about a strange smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to run 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, leaving a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a serious situation and the scent will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll want to call in a technician 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 experts at Street Heating and Cooling in Rapid City 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 next 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 parts cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Rapid City winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 605-206-3915.

The temperatures are dropping here in Rapid City and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we receive various furnace repair calls from our patrons anxious about a strange smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been a few months since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s typically nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace might smell strange. Last winter was most likely the last time you’ve had to run 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, leaving a smell. This smell will travel through your home throughout your duct work. This usually isn’t a serious situation and the scent will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away in a short while, you’ll want to call in a technician 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 experts at Street Heating and Cooling in Rapid City 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 next 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 parts cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Rapid City winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 605-206-3915. ">