Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

Heating
Repair

The weather is turning brisk in Heflin and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a lot 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 winter. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you activate 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 hazard and the smell will usually diminish after a while. However, if the odor does not decrease after a bit, please inform one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter may have become clogged. 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 crucial part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will be sure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 256-270-1196 to set up an appointment with us. 

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