Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Wyandotte and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This season 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 operating 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 incinerate. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of danger and the smell will normally be gone after a little bit. However, if the smell does not go away after a bit, please inform one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter may have become blocked. 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 key part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will make sure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 734-363-8907 to schedule an appointment with us.