The weather is getting colder in Zelienople and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get a great deal of furnace repair calls from homeowners declaring that they smell something when they turn their furnace on for the first time. Most likely you haven’t been operating your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of concern and the smell will usually be gone after a little bit. However, if the smell does not diminish after a bit, please notify one of our professionals.
Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter could be clogged. 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 these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will make sure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 724-425-5852 to schedule an appointment with us.