Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On? 11/01/2016 The temperatures are falling here in Erie and that means soon we’ll be counting on the comfort of our furnaces. This is usually the time we receive various furnace repair calls from our clients concerned about a strange smell escaping 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 probably nothing to worry about and there are a few reasons your furnace may smell strange. Last winter was probably the last time you’ve had to use your furnace. During the year, dirt may have accumulated inside of your furnace. Starting up 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 serious situation and the odor 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 take a look at your system. Another possible cause of interesting 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 experts at Patterson & Stirling Inc in Erie 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 coming 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 components cleaned and checked out to ensure your system will run efficiently and without troubling smells this Erie winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 814-833-5558 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.