Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Pella 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 operating your furnace since last year. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will get cleaned out. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of danger and the smell will typically diminish after a little bit. However, if the smell 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 might have gotten clogged. 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 important part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will ensure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 641-628-3621 to schedule an appointment with us. 

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