Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Pocatello and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a lot 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 using your furnace since last year. 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 present any sort of danger and the smell will typically be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not go away after a bit, please call in one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will ensure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 208-621-0129 to set up an appointment with us. 

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