The weather is cooling down in Wisconsin Rapids 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 running your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you activate 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 concern and the smell will typically diminish after a while. However, if the scent does not diminish after a bit, please notify one of our professionals.
Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter could be 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 crucial part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our professionals will make sure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 715-301-0256 to arrange an appointment with us.