Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Alliance 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 it was last cold. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will normally go away after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not decrease after a bit, please call in one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter could be 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 important part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will ensure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 308-646-3827 to schedule an appointment with us.