Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Heflin and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period 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 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 burn off. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of concern and the smell will typically go away after a while. However, if the odor does not decrease after a bit, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter may have become blocked. 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 securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 256-270-1196 to schedule an appointment with us.