Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is cooling down in Houston 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 running 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 travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will typically diminish after a little bit. However, if the scent does not decrease after a short time, please call in one of our experts.

Another reason you could be smelling an unusual scent 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 important part of your life these coming months. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our pros will ensure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at 713-469-3357 to arrange an appointment with us.