Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Hickory and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get a great deal 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 year. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will usually go away after a little bit. However, if the scent does not diminish after a while, please inform one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter could be obstructed. 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 important part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will ensure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 828-283-0369 to set up an appointment with us. 

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