Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Huntsville and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get many 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 operating your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will usually go away after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not diminish after a short time, 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 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 key part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will ensure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 256-801-4701 to arrange an appointment with us.