Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Plainfield and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period 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 collected inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of concern and the smell will usually be gone after a little bit. However, if the odor does not diminish after a while, please call in 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 get overused and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.

Your furnace is going to be an key part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will ensure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 815-410-1231 to schedule an appointment with us. 

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