Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Middletown and we will have to turn our furnaces on soon. This season 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 using your furnace since it was last cold. In that time dust may have gathered inside your system. The first time you activate your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will journey through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of hazard and the smell will normally diminish after a little bit. However, if the scent does not go away after a while, please notify one of our professionals.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter could be obstructed. 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 important part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your routine furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our experts will be sure your system is running safely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning odor. Give us a call at 302-231-1380 to arrange an appointment with us.