Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Perry and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a great deal of furnace repair calls from homeowners stating that they smell something when they turn their furnace on for the first time. Most likely you haven’t been using your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will normally be gone after a while. However, if the scent does not decrease after a while, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter may have become blocked. 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 important part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will be sure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 478-202-3076 to set up an appointment with us. 

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