Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Shelby 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 year. 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 journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of danger and the smell will usually diminish after a while. However, if the scent 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 clogged. 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 regular furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will ensure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 704-233-7363 to schedule an appointment with us. 

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