Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Columbia and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year 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 journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of hazard and the smell will normally go away after a little bit. However, if the odor does not go away after a bit, please inform one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench 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 crucial part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our professionals will be sure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 601-736-7362 to set up an appointment with us.