Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

The weather is turning brisk in Tomball and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This season 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 operating your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have collected inside your system. The first time you activate 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 typically diminish after a while. However, if the odor does not diminish after a bit, please inform one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten 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 this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the last chance. Our experts will be sure your system is running smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 713-364-9957 to set up an appointment with us. 

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