Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Kearney and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a great deal 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 it was last cold. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. 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 usually go away after a while. However, if the odor does not go away after a while, please notify one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten blocked. 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 annual furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will ensure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 308-624-3485 to arrange an appointment with us.