Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Norton and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This season 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 operating your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will burn off. 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 scent does not decrease after a while, please call in one of our professionals.

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 get overused and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.

Your furnace is going to be an key part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will make sure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 276-302-0076 to schedule an appointment with us.