Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is getting colder in Bossier City and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get a great deal 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 running your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will typically be gone after a little bit. However, if the smell does not diminish after a short time, please notify one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter could be clogged. This can cause your blower motor to become overworked and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.

Your furnace is going to be an important part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will ensure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 318-855-2326 to schedule an appointment with us.