Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Siloam Springs and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get many 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 operating your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will normally be gone after a while. However, if the smell does not decrease after a short time, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter may have become obstructed. 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 crucial part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will ensure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning smell. Give us a call at 479-308-8176 to set up an appointment with us.