Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

Heating
Repair

The weather is turning brisk in Newton and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period 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 operating 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 typically diminish after a little bit. However, if the scent does not go away after a short time, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter may have become obstructed. This can cause your blower motor to run harder than necessary and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.

Your furnace is going to be an crucial part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will make sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 641-316-9803 to schedule an appointment with us. 

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