Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?


The weather is getting colder in Huffman and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period 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 running your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you turn on 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 hazard and the smell will usually be gone after a while. However, if the smell does not go away after a while, please call in one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor 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 a 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 be sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at (832) 501-3419 to set up an appointment with us.

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