Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Branchville and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a lot of furnace repair calls from homeowners expressing that they smell something when they turn their furnace on for the first time. Most likely you haven’t been using your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will typically be gone after a little bit. However, if the scent does not diminish after a bit, please call in one of our pros.

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

Your furnace is going to be an important part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will be sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 862-345-6896 to arrange an appointment with us.