Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is cooling down in Auburn and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get many 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 winter. 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 travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will normally be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not go away after a while, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter may have become clogged. 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will ensure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning odor. Give us a call at 530-885-8081 to arrange an appointment with us. 

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