Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Troy and we must 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 using your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of danger and the smell will usually be gone after a while. However, if the odor does not decrease after a short time, 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 obstructed. 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will make sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 937-558-9478 to schedule an appointment with us.