Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

Heating
Repair

The weather is turning brisk in Northwest Arkansas and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a great deal of furnace repair calls from homeowners expressing 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 collected inside your system. The first time you start 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 be gone after a little bit. However, if the scent does not diminish after a short time, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten clogged. 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 crucial part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will make sure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 479-226-8196 to arrange an appointment with us. 

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