Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is getting colder in Marshalltown and we will need to 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 year. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you start your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of concern and the smell will usually be gone after a while. However, if the smell does not diminish after a short time, please notify one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent 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 important part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will ensure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 641-812-2028 to arrange an appointment with us. 

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