Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Alliance and we will have 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 running your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you start 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 concern and the smell will typically diminish after a little bit. However, if the smell does not go away after a bit, please inform one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter could be clogged. 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 crucial part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will make sure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 308-646-3827 to schedule an appointment with us. 

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