Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

Heating
Repair

The weather is getting colder in Lake Charles and we will need to 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 last year. 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 travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually establish any sort of danger and the smell will normally diminish after a little bit. However, if the scent does not go away after a while, please inform one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter may have become 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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the occasion. Our pros will ensure your system is working securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning smell. Give us a call at 337-335-0992 to set up an appointment with us. 

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