Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?


The temperatures are falling here in Ridgedale and the Branson area and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we get various furnace repair calls from our clients worried about a strange smell coming from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve turned on your furnace and you smell something bizarre, stay calm. There’s most likely nothing to worry about and there are several reasons your furnace might smell strange.

Last winter was maybe the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. During the year, dirt may have built up inside of your furnace. Turning on 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 usually isn’t a dangerous situation and the odor will not last long. However, if the smell doesn’t go away quickly, you’ll want to call in a professional to take a look at your system.

Another realistic 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 professionals at Branson HVAC, LLC in Ridgedale and the Branson area are ready to check things out and set your mind and nose at ease.

You’re going to be depending on your furnace more and more these next months, if you haven’t yet, it is the ideal 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 Ridgedale and the Branson area winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 417-544-4430 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.

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