Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Wisconsin Rapids and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This time of year we get a lot 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 year. 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 move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of danger and the smell will usually be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not diminish after a short time, please call in one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter may have become obstructed. This can cause your blower motor to become overworked and could cause the motor, and/or the furnace to overheat.

Your furnace is going to be an crucial part of your life in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual 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. 

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