Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

Heating
Repair

The weather is cooling down in Scottsboro and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year 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 running your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of concern and the smell will typically go away after a while. However, if the scent does not go away after a while, please inform one of our pros.

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 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will ensure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 256-574-1300 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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