Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Greensburg and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period 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 running your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have accumulated 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 danger and the smell will usually go away after a little bit. However, if the scent does not decrease after a short time, please inform one of our experts.

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 important part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will ensure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 812-638-4232 to arrange an appointment with us. 

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