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 turn on your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of concern and the smell will typically 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 may have become 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will make sure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 937-526-2077 to schedule an appointment with us. 

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