Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

Heating
Repair

The weather is cooling down in Humble and we will need to turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period 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 running your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have accumulated inside your system. The first time you turn on your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually present any sort of concern and the smell will usually go away after a while. However, if the odor does not go away after a bit, please call in one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter may have become obstructed. 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 key part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our professionals will make sure your system is working safely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 281-713-8304 or arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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