The weather is cooling down in Dresden 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 using 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 burn off. The smell from this will travel through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of hazard and the smell will typically diminish after a little bit. However, if the odor does not go away after a short time, please notify one of our experts.
Another reason you could be smelling an odor from your furnace is that your air filter could be blocked. 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 important part of your life this winter season. If you haven’t yet scheduled your annual furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our experts will ensure your system is operating securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning scent. Give us a call at 1-866-781-0111 to schedule an appointment with us.