Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Moline and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This season we get many 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 using your furnace since last winter. In that time dust may have collected 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 establish any sort of hazard and the smell will usually be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not diminish after a bit, 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 blocked. 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will make sure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 309-323-9584 to arrange an appointment with us. 

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