Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Racine and we will have 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 last winter. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of concern and the smell will normally go away after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not decrease after a while, please call in one of our professionals.

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 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 these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will ensure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 262-358-9468 to arrange an appointment with us. 

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