Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

November 01, 2016

The weather is turning brisk in Lafayette and we must turn our furnaces on soon. This fall period we get a lot 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 accumulated inside your system. The first time you start 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 danger and the smell will typically be gone after a short amount of time. However, if the scent does not go away after a bit, please notify one of our pros.

Another reason you could be smelling an stench from your furnace is that your air filter may have become clogged. 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 working smoothly and clean the internal components before you have to fret about a burning scent. Give us a call at (337) 234-2345 to arrange an appointment with us.