Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Auburn and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get many 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 last year. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of danger and the smell will normally diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not decrease after a short time, please call in one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor 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 key part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will make sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 530-885-8081 to set up an appointment with us. 

The weather is cooling down in Auburn and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get many 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 last year. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of danger and the smell will normally diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not decrease after a short time, please call in one of our professionals. Another reason you could be smelling an odor 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 key part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will make sure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 530-885-8081 to set up an appointment with us.  ">