Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Newton and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a great deal 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 it was last cold. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will usually diminish after a little bit. However, if the scent does not diminish after a short time, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter may have become obstructed. 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 experts will make sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 641-316-9803 to set up an appointment with us. 

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