Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Holdrege and we will have 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 operating your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will burn off. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of danger and the smell will usually diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not go away after a short time, please notify 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 key part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will be sure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 308-995-8177 to arrange an appointment with us. 

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