Why Does Your Furnace Smell When You Turn It On?

Heating
Repair

The weather is getting colder in Lincoln and we will need to 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 start your furnace, that dust will incinerate. The smell from this will move through your ducts throughout your house. This doesn’t usually pose any sort of concern and the smell will typically diminish after a short amount of time. However, if the odor does not go away after a bit, please call in one of our experts.

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 in the near future. If you haven’t yet scheduled your regular furnace repair, now is the perfect time. Our experts will ensure your system is running securely and clean the internal components before you have to worry about a burning odor. Give us a call at 402-438-7992 to schedule an appointment with us. 

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