Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

Heating
Repair

The weather is getting colder in Zelienople 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 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 accumulated inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of concern and the smell will typically 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 blocked. 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 important part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will be sure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 724-452-6280 or schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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