Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Paxinos and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get a great deal 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 operating your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will normally go away after a little bit. However, if the odor 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 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 key part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will be sure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 570-648-0748 to arrange an appointment with us.