Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Kutztown and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a great deal 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 running your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will usually be gone after a while. However, if the scent does not go away after a short time, please inform one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter could be clogged. This can cause your blower motor to become overworked and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.

Your furnace is going to be an crucial part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will be sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 484-646-3363 to schedule an appointment with us.