Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Brookfield and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This season 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 running your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of danger and the smell will normally diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not go away after a bit, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter could be blocked. 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will be sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 203-357-5913 to arrange an appointment with us.