Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Menomonie and western Wisconsin and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a great deal of furnace repair calls from homeowners expressing 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 start your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of hazard and the smell will normally diminish after a while. However, if the scent does not decrease after a while, please inform one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten obstructed. 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 key part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will make sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 715-352-4052 to schedule an appointment with us. 

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