Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Savage 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 gathered inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of concern and the smell will usually be gone after a little bit. However, if the scent does not go away after a bit, please inform one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor 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 important part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will be sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 952-373-0377 to arrange an appointment with us. 

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