Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

Heating
Repair

The weather is getting colder in Ridgedale and the Branson area and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a lot 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 winter. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of concern and the smell will usually diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not go away after a while, please inform one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten clogged. 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 these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will be sure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 417-319-1779 to set up an appointment with us. 

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