Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Bloomfield and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get a lot 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 using your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of hazard and the smell will typically be gone after a while. However, if the smell does not go away after a bit, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter could be 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 key part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will make 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 812-825-8695 to set up an appointment with us. 

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