Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

Heating
Repair

The weather is cooling down in Rocky Mount and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a lot 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 collected inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of danger and the smell will usually go away after a while. However, if the scent does not go away after a bit, please notify one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter may have become 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 crucial part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our experts will be sure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 540-369-3790 to set up an appointment with us. 

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