little boy covering nose with bed sheet

Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The temperatures are dropping here in Plover and that means soon we’ll be depending on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we have various furnace repair calls from our customers anxious about a unusual smell escaping from their furnace. If it’s been awhile since you’ve used your furnace and you smell something strange, 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. For most of the year, dust may have built up inside of your furnace. Starting up 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 typically isn’t a serious circumstance and the smell will not last long. Although, if the smell doesn’t go away after a brief time, you’ll need to call in an expert to inspect 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 professionals at Point Heating & Cooling in Plover 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 perfect time to get your regular 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 Plover winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 715-345-1979 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.