Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Perry and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get a lot of furnace repair calls from homeowners declaring that they smell something when they turn their furnace on for the first time. Most likely you haven’t been running your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of danger and the smell will usually go away after a while. However, if the smell does not decrease after a bit, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten clogged. This can cause your blower motor to get overused and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.

Your furnace is going to be an crucial part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will be sure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 478-202-3076 to arrange an appointment with us.