little boy covering nose with bed sheet

Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in San Angelo and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period 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 using your furnace since last winter. 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 travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will usually diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not diminish after a while, 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 blocked. 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 key part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will be sure your system is operating safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 325-655-2515 or set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.