Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Bloomfield and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a lot 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 using your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have accumulated 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 diminish after a bit, please call in one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter could be obstructed. 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will be sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning smell. Give us a call at 812-825-8695 to set up an appointment with us. 

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