Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Dayton and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a great deal 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 it was last cold. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will usually diminish after a little bit. However, if the smell does not go away after a short time, please notify 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 run harder than necessary 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 regular furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will be sure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 937-845-1111 to schedule an appointment with us. 

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