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 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 operating your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have accumulated 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 concern and the smell will typically diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not go away after a bit, please call in one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent from your furnace is that your air filter might have gotten clogged. 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 perfect time. Our professionals will be sure your system is working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 713-364-9957 to schedule an appointment with us. 

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