Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Mount Hope and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get many 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 last year. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of concern and the smell will usually be gone after a while. However, if the odor does not diminish after a short time, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter could be 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 key part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will be sure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 304-707-0600 to set up an appointment with us.