Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Kearney and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year 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 using your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of hazard and the smell will typically diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not go away after a while, please notify one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter could be blocked. This can cause your blower motor to get overused 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 last chance. Our pros will ensure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 308-624-3485 to set up an appointment with us. 

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