Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Thedford and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get many of furnace repair calls from homeowners declaring 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 winter. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of concern and the smell will normally diminish after a while. However, if the odor does not decrease after a short time, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten 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 key part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will ensure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 519-296-4437 to schedule an appointment with us.