Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On? 11/01/2016The weather is cooling down in Genoa and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a lot 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 year. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will incinerate. 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 smell does not decrease after a bit, please call in one of our experts. 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 important part of your life in the near future. 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 scent. Give us a call at 847-293-0047 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.