Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Plainfield and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period 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 using your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of hazard and the smell will usually be gone after a little bit. However, if the odor does not go away after a short time, please inform one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten 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 important part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will ensure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 815-410-1231 to set up an appointment with us. 

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