Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On? 11/01/2016 The temperatures are decreasing here in Beaverton and that means soon we’ll be relying on the comfort of our furnaces. This is typically the time we get various furnace repair calls from our patrons anxious about a unusual smell evading from their furnace. If it’s been a little while since you’ve run your furnace and you smell something weird, stay calm. There’s probably 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 use your furnace. During the year, dirt may have built up inside of your furnace. Running your furnace for the first time will burn that off, producing a smell. This smell will travel 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 an expert to assess your system. Another possible 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 professionals at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. in Beaverton 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 coming 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 Beaverton winter. Get an appointment scheduled by calling us at 503-848-3838 or set up an appointment using our online scheduler.