Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Alice and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a great deal of furnace repair calls from homeowners declaring 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 collected inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will burn off. 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 be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not decrease after a while, please inform one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter could be 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 crucial part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our experts will make sure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 361-265-4371 to schedule an appointment with us.