Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Hudsonville and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get a great deal of furnace repair calls from homeowners declaring that they smell something when they turn their furnace on for the first time. Most likely you haven’t been using 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 journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of danger and the smell will normally go away after a short amount of time. However, if the smell does not decrease 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 might have gotten obstructed. 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 these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our pros will be sure your system is operating smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at (616) 669-3961 to schedule an appointment with us.