Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

Heating
Repair

The weather is turning brisk in Chatsworth and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get a great deal 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 running 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 get cleaned out. 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 usually be gone after a little bit. However, if the odor does not go away after a bit, please inform one of our experts.

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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will make sure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to be concerned about a burning scent. Give us a call at 706-250-7539 to arrange an appointment with us. 

Back To Blog