Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Genoa and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get many 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 using your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will normally diminish after a little bit. However, if the scent does not decrease after a bit, please inform one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten obstructed. 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our experts will make sure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 847-306-8990 to set up an appointment with us. 

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