Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Shelby and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This season 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 operating your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of danger and the smell will typically diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not diminish after a while, please notify one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter could be blocked. 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 occasion. Our professionals will ensure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 704-233-7363 to schedule an appointment with us.